Young Mee Jun, soprano
Soprano Young Mee Jun has performed on four continents. She began her vocal studies in her native South Korea at Taegu University and then obtained her Master’s from Keimyung University. Further studies in Italy led to her admittance to perhaps the most prestigious Vocal Conservatory in the world, Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, in Rome. Every year, the class is severely whittled down, and Jun was not only one of the elite handful to survive and graduate, but was then invited back for post-graduate studies on full scholarship. She regularly appears as guest soloist with the Carolina Philharmonic. Career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall and the Vatican, as well as sharing the stage with soprano Sumi Jo.
Jun’s passion for performing is coupled with a great love of teaching. She has taught extensively in her native Korea, Italy, France, and New York City, and now also in NC, where she lives with her husband and daughter.