Korean Soprano Hwan Su Mi Debuts In America
luvsmiling, Nov. 4, 2014, 7:51 p.m.
Korean soprano Hwang Su-mi made her U.S. debut at the Phillips Collection in Washington on Sunday. The Washington Post gave her a rave review, saying, "Hwang's lyric soprano voice has a pearly clarity, the intonation just, and the tone even and pretty across its range."
"She had a pleasing simplicity in a set of three songs from Schumann's 'Myrthen'... The top of her voice could be lofted airily, clean and pure up to the G-sharp at the climax of Liszt's 'Oh quand je dors,'" the daily commented.
Hwang (28) won the grand prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, one of the world's top three music competitions, in May. She took the second prize in the ARD Music Competition in Munich in 2012 and the grand prize in the Anneliese Rothenberger Competition in Konstanz, Germany in 2013.
She has a BA and MA in vocal music from Seoul National University and completed a master course at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.