San-ky Kim

Associate Professor of Voice

Tenor San-ky Kim made his professional debut with the Philadelphia Opera Company as the Hunter in Dvo?ák's Rusalka that led to an operatic career in Europe, performing in Helsinki, Biel, Bern, Amsterdam, Brussels, Ghent, Lisbon, and Prague before settling in Germany. At the Czech National Opera in Prague, San-ky essayed all of Mozart's lyric tenor hero roles, as well as Italian Bel Canto tenor roles of Rossini and Donizetti. San-ky has performed more than 40 major tenor operatic roles throughout the world as well as in chamber, and oratorio settings. His solo recital programs demonstrate San-ky's affinity with German, Czech and Russian repertoire as well as the standard French and Italian repertoire. San-ky's doctoral research has been on Wolfgang Rihm's vocal works, subsequently championing his works in non-German speaking world.

Some of the notable conductors he has worked with include Thomas Fulton, Alan Gilbert, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Daniel Kleiner, Ekkehart Klemm, Hiroshi Kodama, Steven Mercurio, Eduardo Muller, Riccardo Muti, Max Rudolph, Pekka Savijokki, Wolfgang Sawalish and Patrick Summers.

San-ky has recorded with Bonton label compact discs of "Benjamin Britten's Folksong arrangements for Voice and Harp", with Kate?ina Englichová as well as "Favorite Operatic Arias" with Moravian Sinfonia conducted by Jaroslav Kyzlink.

San-ky received his Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University and his Bachelor of Music from the Canberra Institute of the Arts. He completed his Master of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and received his Professional Studies Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Temple University. Since 2005, San-ky is serving as an Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth, Texas, while maintaining active international teaching and performing career.

BA-Australian National University
BM-Canberra Institute of the Arts
MM-Curtis Institute of Music
DMA-Temple University