Possessed of a powerful voice and striking stage presence, Misoon Ghim has appeared on the stages of the New York City Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Western Opera Theater National Tour as Cherubino, Opera Delaware as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and the Daegu International Opera Festival as Amneris in Aida. The New York Times’ Bernard Holland praised Ghim’s New York City Opera performance as “first rate,” and Clive Barnes raved of her “dramatic sensitivity” in the role of Suzuki.
In the orchestral stage, Ms. Ghim has performed with Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch, and with Pacific Music Festival Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Eschenbach. Her orchestral performances include Urlicht from Mahler’s 2nd Symphony Resurrection, Mahler’s Rückert lieder, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Franck’s The Beatitudes and J.S. Bach’s St. Mark’s Passion.
As a recitalist, Ms. Ghim made a Carnegie Weill Recital Hall debut sponsored by Korea Music Foundation with Amy Yang as the pianist. Her collaborations with chamber music groups include Lyric Fest, Dolce Suono Ensemble, and Network for New Music.
Educated at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Seoul National University, Ms. Ghim serves as a voice teacher at Haverford College, and Bryn Mawr College, and as an adjunct professor of Voice at Saint Joseph’s University. Previously, she served as a Head Voice Teacher at the Curtis Summerfest, and currently maintains her private voice studio in Philadelphia.