Ms. Kim was born in 1982 in Seoul, Korea. After completing her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees at Seoul National University, she moved to Cologne, where she then studied at the Hochschule für Musik. After completing a diploma in Cologne, she furthered her studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Between 2010 and 2013 she attended the masterclasses of the renowned professors Fenna Kügel-Seifried (operatic theater), Peter Konwitschny (opera), and Helmut Deutsch and Donald Sulzen (art song).
At age 21 Ms. Kim participated in the "Seoul Young Singers Competition", where she took third prize. In 2008 she took third prize at the "Schizoka International Opera Competition."
Her operatic career began in 2004, when she sang in an Opera Gala Concert at Tokyo Arts University in Japan. In 2007 she sang Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Seoul National University.
Her theater credits include:
Donna Anna - Don Giovanni, Theater Soligen
Anne Maurrant - Street Scene, Prinzregenten Theater Munich
Arminda - La finta Giardiniera, Prinzregenten Theater Munich
Vitellia - La clemenza di Tito, Zirkus Krone Munich
Vocal Ensemble - Ein Sommernachtstraum, Salzburger Festspiele
In February of 2015, Ms. Kim will debut as Madame Butterfly at Royal Albert Hall in London.