Kangmin Justin Kim is a Korean-American countertenor from Chicago, Illinois, USA. He recently graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and the Musical Theatre Certificate, and received both academic (cum laude) and departmental honors upon graduation. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree (Concert Project) at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Diane Forlano and Ian Partridge. A recipient of Rhoda Jones Roberts Scholarship, he was named the winner of this year’s Michael Head Song Prize at RAM.
His past operatic roles include Cherubino in John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, Second Spirit in The Magic Flute, and Manuel in the world premiere performance of Goldsmith of the Kingdom by Andrew Jamieson, and musical theatre roles include Fakir in Secret Garden, Street Singer in Berstein’s Mass, and Barky in the world premiere run of Not Wanted on the Voyage.