Gyu yeon Shim

Gyu yeon Shim

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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«"Gyu-Yeon Shim is just such a star. With a voice as exquisite as her face and form, she flawlessly performed the titular role; she was utterly convincing as an innocent maiden exposed to the romantic notions of an English soldier. The role pushed her voice up into the stratosphere without any appearance of effort."»
«"A standout in the second act is the role of The Fiakermilli, the “belle of the Coachmen’s Ball,” and Gyu Yeon Shim dazzled as a petite powerhouse of coloratura pyrotechnics. Hers was one of the most astonishing successes of the evening, both vocally and in vivaciously comic acting."»
By Pittsburgh in the round (2018)
«"Gyuyeon Shim was the shining star of the production, her remarkably clear soprano cutting beautifully in the chorus pieces and the control of her upper register perfect for La Fée’s difficult arias. "»
By the theatre times (2018)


Soprano Gyu Yeon Shim was born in Daegu, South Korea. She was a winner at Connecticut district and got 3rd prize at The Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition at New England Regional Finals in 2016. She previously has winner at Opera Susquehanna Voice Competition, won 1st-prize at The American Protégé International Vocal Competition in 2017, 1st-prize & the Platinum award in 2015 at the Forte International Competition held at Carnegie Hall, and she has also won 2nd-prize in 2014 at an Austrian competition called Meistersinger-Gesangwettbewerb. Ms. Shim received her Bachelor of Music from Korea National University of Arts, Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and Graduate Diploma from the the New England Conservatory.

For the 2018 upcoming engagement, Gyuyeon Shim will appear many operas as the role of Housewife called Minji in Premier Contemporary Opera ‘Sunday Supper’ composed by Yoon-Ji Lee at the National Sawdust in Brooklyn, La Fée in P. Viardot’s Cendrillon at the Stafford Opera Troupe in Virginia and the Cambridge Chamber Ensemble in Boston and Fiakermilli in Arabella at Pittsburgh Festival Opera as a resident artist ,concerts as a soloist in Mozart’s Exultate, jubilate at the Westchester Korean Choral Society in New York and the winner recital at Opera Susquehanna in Pennsylvania, and solo recital and Korean Art song concert at her hometown, Daegu.

Ms. Shim’s 2016–2018 seasons, her performances included the role of Morgana in Handel’s Alcina at Lyra New York Opera , Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the National Opera Center in New York, La Fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon at the Curtler Majestic hall in Boston, Adele in J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus at Daegu Opera House in South Korea, and Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Chautauqua Music Festival. She is also a guest faculty of Stafford Opera Troupe from 2017.  

During the 2015-16 seasons featured the role of Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante, Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at New England Conservatory, Lakmé in Delibes' Lakmé at the Opera Delaware and Manhattan School of Music, and Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Manhattan School of Music.
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3rd prize, The Metropolitan opera national council, new england regional finals,
winner, opera susquehana voice competition
1st prize, America protege music competition
platinum & 1st prize, forte music competition
2nd prize, Meistersinger-Gesangwettbewerb in graz, austria