The Shelley D. Townsend Finalist Award
Born and educated in Russia, soprano Ekaterina Kim made her professional debut in Germany (Sindelfingen) as a soloist in Haydn `s oratorio Creation and then moved to the United States to continue her education and pursue operatic career. Ekaterina holds a Master’s degree in voice performance from Texas Christian University. Her awards include diploma of regional finalist at the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the first prizes in concerto competitions at TCU and Temple University. Ekaterina has sung Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte , Concepcion in L’heure espagnole and soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem. Ms. Kim was honored to work under the guidance of renowned American singers- Marilyn Horne, Martina Arroyo and Matthew Polenzani, through participation in master-classes and summer programs. Recently, Ekaterina Kim appeared as Mařenka and Tatiana in concert performances of Prodana Nevěsta and Eugene Onegin with North-Czech Philharmonic in Teplice, Czech Republic.