Ms. Ellie Kim was recognized with “great critical acclaim” by Opera News online for the role of Rita in Donizetti’s Rita with the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Ms. Ellie Kim is a Washington, DC -based Soprano who is originally from Seoul, Korea.
Ms. Ellie Kim has been a featured soloist in various concerts including Liebster Jesu, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen in Baltimore, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carol with the Washington Bach Consort. She also performed the soprano solo in Mozart’s Requiem, John Rutter’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah in the DC area.
She made her debut in operatic roles performing Lucy in Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone at the National Theater of Korea.
Her operatic highlights include the role of Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Rita in Donizetti’s Rita, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, and Liu in Puccini’s Turandot.
As a teacher, Ms. Ellie Kim prioritizes getting to know each of her students individually by finding out what kind of music they enjoy listening or wish to play in order to integrate this interest into the curriculum. It is her goal to help each student attain a balance of proper technique and a joy for music so that he/she will learn how to express and reach the hearts of their audience. She hopes to provide an encouraging and inspiring environment that will nurture a love and appreciation for music. Ms. Kim teaches voice and piano.
Ms. Kim received her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York and her Bachelor of Music in Korea.