Award-winning Coloratura Soprano Yungee Rhie has sung on the stages of the Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York Austrian Cultural Forum, German Consulate and Tanglewood Music Center among others. She has been chosen to perform the world premiere of the SongFest 2014 commission by Jennifer Higdon, a Pulitzer Prize winner. Ms.Rhie is the recipient of the 2014 Sorel Fellowship at SongFest awarded to an outstanding female singer/pianist. In October 2014, she will be performing and recording with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park in Florida as their soprano soloist for Mozart Requiem. As a natural actress and singer on stage, she has performed principal roles in opera Les contes d’Hoffmann, Le Cendrillon, La fille du régiment, Carmen, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Falstaff, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Orlando, Dido and Aeneas and L’Orfeo. Recently, she performed the role of Daphné in the NY premiere of La descente d’Orphe aus enfers with the Gotham Chamber Opera at the Trinity Church.
Ms. Rhie has won numerous awards and scholarships from Sorel Organization, Tanglewood Music Center, Mario Lanza Institute Scholarship Competition, Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, New York Lyric Opera Theater Vocal Competition, New York Foundation for the Arts, Violetta Dupont Vocal Competition, Orpheus Vocal Competition, Young Singers Foundation, Opera Idol Competition, and Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition.
Ms. Rhie is a current faculty at Brooklyn Musical Arts in voice, piano, and flute. As a pianist, Ms.Rhie has served as the principal pianist at Jinju University of Education-Elementary School Choir in Korea. As a flutist, she was selected as the recipient of National Flute Association’s Full Scholarship and Interlochen Arts Academy. She holds her Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College of Music, Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and Bachelor of Music degree from Ewha Womans University.