Sooyeon Lee
soprano | Korea, °1988
 
VOICE 2018 : Laureate
Sooyeon Lee is a graduate of the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, where she was taught by Beverly Blankenship and Peter Marschik. She went on to further studies under Gabriele Fontana and Edith Lienbacher. She won second prize and the audience prize at the ARD Music Competition, where she performed with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. She is also a laureate of a number of other competitions, including the International Music Competition Berlin, the Gian Battista Viotti International Competition, and the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. In 2014, she gave a solo concert as Kumho Young Artist in Korea. She has also sung Brahms’s Liebesliederwalzer at a lunchtime concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Her operatic roles have included Gilda in Rigoletto in Korea and Adele in Die Fledermaus at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn.

Teachers

2004 - 2007: Seunghee You
2012 - 2015: Edith Lienbacher
2011 - 2015: Gabriele Fontana

Degrees

2007 - 2011: Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Seoul National University
2011 - 2014: Masters of Music, Opera, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
2014 - 2015: Post graduate Degree, Vocal Performance, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
2014 - 2015: Post graduate Degree, Lied und Oratorium, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

Concerts

2017: Siroe Re Di Persia, Laodice - Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater Orchstra
2017: Die Entführung aus dem serail, Konstanze - Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater Orchestra
2017: Walküre, Ortlinde - Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater Orchestra
2016: La fille du régiment, Marie - Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater Orchestra
2017: Rheingold, Woglinde - Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater Orchestra

Competitions

2017: Cultur Arte Prize, Operalia
2015: audience prize , ARD Competition;2nd Prize
2014: Bärenreiter Preis, International Mozart Competition
2013: Winner, Beaumarchais International competition
2012: 4th Prize, Pavarotti Giovanni awards
2012: Special Prize, Viotti Competition
2009: Special Prize, Berlin International Music competitio
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Final 2018: Sooyeon Lee
Semi-final 2018: Sooyeon Lee
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Programme
Final (10/05/2018)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio KV 418
Giuseppe Verdi Gualtier Maldè - Caro nome (Rigoletto)
Jacques Offenbach Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
Sooyeon Lee, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Alain Altinoglu
Semi-final (04/05/2018)
Georg Friedrich Haendel Tornami a vagheggiar (Alcina)
Gustav Mahler Frühlingsmorgen
Richard Strauss Ich schwebe (Fünf Lieder op. 48)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaïde)
Richard Strauss Die Wiener Herrn (Arabella)
Sooyeon Lee, voice
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
First round (01/05/2018)
Giuseppe Verdi Sul fil d'un soffio etesio (Falstaff)
Gaetano Donizetti Chacun le sait (La fille du régiment)
Sooyeon Lee, voice
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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