A recital of favourite opera arias, classic Debussy songs, musical theatre and cabaret
Classical music that is accessible and full of surprises, breaking down the clichés that are commonly found around opera.
THURSDAY 26th AUGUST | 7:30pm | Tickets £14 (full) £12 (concession)
Local Mezzo-Soprano Emma Jüngling and pianist Yoojin Kim perform at Longfield Hall this August with a programme of music ranging from favourite opera arias to classic Debussy songs (it might even take a little detour by musical theatre and cabaret!)
Yoojin Kim and Emma Jüngling have been a musical duo since they met at the Royal Academy of Music here in London in 2018. This is their first recital together since the global pandemic started and they are looking forward to sharing some of their favourite tunes with the South London community. Emma is local to Oval and loves to participate in the neighbourhood’s musical life. You might have caught her Lockdown Street concerts on Richborne Terrace over the past year.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Emma Jüngling is a Swiss-French mezzo-soprano, laureate of the Friedl Wald Prize 2016, the Geneva Richard Wagner Bursary in 2017 and the Alice Gamble Prize in London in 2019. Emma graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London in August 2020 with a distinction as well as a DipRam for an outstanding final recital. Her teachers included Caitlin Hulcup and Marek Ruszczynski. She currently studies with Cathy Pope. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Opera de Lausanne chorus. She was also a soloist in their Children Workshop series for two seasons. Her first role on the opera stage was Tituba in Robert Ward’s The Crucible at the Berlin Opera Academy thanks to the Lorna White Merit grant. Emma was heard as a soloist in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and in Handel’s Israel in Egypt with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. Emma is looking forward to being a part of the chorus at The Grange Opera Festival in the UK, to singing the roles of Sesto and Cesare in The Dark Side of Shakespeare at the Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland and to singing the role of Venus in Orphee aux Enfers with L’Opera des Champs in Switzerland.
Yoojin Kim – Pianist
Pianist Yoojin Kim, born in South Korea, trained in Seoul Arts High School and Seoul National University. She went on to study in the United States where she completed her Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music and Professional Studies Certificate in Piano at Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of Solomon Mikowsky. She continued her postgraduate studies at the Academy of Chopin in Warsaw, Poland. After growing a family, Yoojin came back on stage as a collaborative pianist active in both chamber music and song accompaniment. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music for a Master of Arts in Piano Accompaniment under the guidance of Michael Dussek. YooJin currently lives in North London with her husband and two sons.