Jin Uk Lee

Baritone

Biography

Jin Uk Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in voice from KyungPook National University in South Korea. He has performed several oratorio solos in Korea and in the USA, including the baritone solo in Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s The Creation.

He studied with Professors InSoo Park in South Korea and later with Andreas Poulimenos and Carol Vaness at Indiana University. He performed the role of Germont in La Traviata with David Effron and Tito Capobianco. He also performed the role of Zurga from The Pearl Fishers as well as the roles of Silvio in Pagliacci and the role of Count in Le nozze di Figaro while a pupil of Professor Carol Vaness. And he also performed the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera, Honor Showcase recital and received Outstanding Performance in the Honors Assembly in Ohio.

He earned first prize for vocal music at the National Artistic Vocal Competition and second prize in the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale competition. He was awarded the Sweet Adelines International Award from the Young Singers Foundation and was the recipient of the Albert Rees Davis Scholarship at the S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition in Cleveland. He was First Place Winner of the National Association of Teachers of Song Competition. He has received the Merit Award Scholarship and has been the Opera assistant at Lyric Theatre at the University of Illinois for the last three years.

His performances at Illinois include Ford from Falstaff, Street Singer from The Threepenny Opera and the role of Riolobo from Florencia en el Amazonas. Recently, he performed Oak Brook Library Classical Music Concert Series II, III and IV at the Oak Brook Library in Illinois. Also, he performed Inspired Korea organized by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korean in Chicago nationwide such cities as Chicago, Detroit, Des Moines, and St Louis, Missouri.

He recently was names a Finalist of 15th Concorso Internazionale di canto Mario Lanza in Italy 2017. Currently he is studying for the Doctoral Musical Arts degree with Professor Nathan Gunn at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Jin Uk Lee sings:

Germont’s Aria and Duet with Alfredo

Verdi – La Traviata

Jin Uk Lee sings:

A Thousand Winds

Hyo Geun Kim – Korean Art song

Jin Uk Lee sings:

Per me giunto

Verdi – Don Carlo

Artist in Action

Jin Uk Lee in Performance