PROGRAMME (50 mins, no interval)

Life, 삶, Leben, Vie, жизнь, Vita

Ronald A Cycle of Life

  • Prelude
  • Down in the Forest (Spring)
  • Love I have won you (Summer)
  • The winds are calling (Autumn)
  • Drift down, drift down (Winter)

Korngold Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen from Opera Die tote Stadt

Dongsu Shin 산아Dear Mountain

Ravel Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

  • Chanson romanesque
  • Chanson épique
  • Chanson à boire

Хренников Московские окна (Moscow Windows)

Tchaikovsky Нет, толко тот, кто знал (Net, tolko tot, kto znal) (None But the Lonely Heart)

Verdi Io morrò from Opera Don Carlo

Bio - Sung Kyu Choi

Sung Kyu Choi is originally from South Korea, and he chose Kyu Choi as his professional name. He graduated from the Korea National University of Arts before moving to London in 2016 and entering the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) where he is currently studying for his Master’s degree under Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham.

Operatic roles include Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni conducted by Carlo Palleschi, Belcore in L’elisir d’Amore, Malatesta in Don Pasquale and Frank in Die Fledermaus conducted by Paul Weigold. He has performed various art songs as a soloist at venues including Wigmore Hall and the Recital Hall in the Seoul Arts Centre. His works are Liederkreis op.39, Dichterliebe op.48, Kerner op.35 by R.Schumann and Songs of Travel by R.V.Williams. He has had professional experience at Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Salzburg and Vienna.

Choi is generously supported by the San Martino Scholarship and the Josephine Baker Trust Award.