South Korean baritone Kyu Choi graduated from the Korea National University of Arts before taking up a place at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied for his Master’s degree, supported by the 2016 San Martino Scholarship. He is currently studying under Mark Wildman and Ingrid Surgenor for his Advanced Diploma, supported by Independent Opera, the Charles Mackerras Opera Scholarship, the Stokes Bursary, the Henry Wood Award and the Josephine Baker Trust.
He has made numerous solo appearances, notably at the Wigmore Hall and the Seoul Art Centre Recital Hall. He took up several principal roles including the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Robert Iolanta, Le Podestat in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle with the RAO under Gareth Hancock, and Dr Falke Die Fledermaus in Berlin.
He won First Prize at the N. Obukhova International Singing Competition in Russia (2018), First Prize at the Pavarotti Prize (2019), First Prize at the Joaninha Award (2019), Second Prize at the Clonter Opera Prize (2019), the Opera Prize at the Mozart Singing Competition (2017), and was a finalist at the Wilhelm Stenhammer International Music Competition in Sweden (2018).
Kuy looks forward to performing in the Independent Opera Scholars’ Recital at Wigmore Hall this October, and to several upcoming concert engagements.