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Artist in Resonance: Kelly Kim
August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kelly Kim, soprano
Kelly Kim is a lyric coloratura soprano. Born in Seoul, Korea she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University and Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, New York. She worked as a member in the National Chorus of Korea and has received awards in multiple national competitions. Kelly’s recent performance includes solo recitals at Timucua Arts and Foundation, The University Club of Winter Park, vocalist for 9th annual Chamber Concert Series at Albin Polasek Museum, soloist for Valentine Concert of Opera Orlando, and Korean Women’s Voices (contemporary music) at University of South Florida. Kelly is currently the the chorister of Opera Orlando and worked as a member of Tampa Singers.
Ellie Kim, composer/educator/pianist
Ellie Kim is an eclectic composer, educator, and pianist, who writes and performs for film, theater, and the concert stage. Her music has taken her to Europe, Korea, and the United States, travels that have enabled her to assimilate influences from a wide range of cultures.
Ellie recently completed a master’s degree in Film Scoring at New York University, studying composition for media with Mark Suozzo, Irwin Fisch, Ronald Sadoff, Isabel Diaz-Cassou. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, where she studied composition with Dr. Sung-Hyun Yun. She also studied Recording Arts at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.
Her compositions for film and theatre include the scores for the feature film Stranger; the documentaries Homeless, The Master, Kieslowski and Poland; the short film Ophelia’s Audition; and the theatre score Gelda. All of her films were invited to prestigious international film festivals.
Hanbok Technology Institute
Hanbok Technology Institute (www.hanbok.or.kr) is a non-profit foundation based at Seoul, Republic of Korea and it was established to strengthen national competence by developing Hanbok vocational skills, supporting technical manual R&D, training education, and promoting a healthy Hanbok culture. HTI hosts seminars, workshops, and Hanbok exhibitions with various themes domestically and internationally every year. —
Florida Korean Performing Art (F. K. P. A )
The organization was established to enable dancers to come together and share Korean culture throughout the community and and inspiring the younger generation. F.K.P.A aims to provide a venue that will exhibit the talent and efforts of the participants while promoting understanding of Korean culture.