Lim Hyung-joo, Korean popera star comes to London

by Philip Gowman on 1 June, 2007 updated 26 August, 2017

in Event Notices | Western classical music

Lim Hyung-jooThanks to the watchful eyes of Kay, I discovered just in time for yesterday’s “what’s on” post that the Korean Residents Society have invited the youthful popera star Lim Hyung-joo to appear at St John’s Smith Square next week.

The programme includes some classical lollipops plus one or two of the songs which have made him famous, including The Salley Gardens, title of one of his albums. Some Korean songs round out the programme.

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You can get a flavour of Lim’s style at YouTube below:

Nice-sounding voice, light and clear. And here’s The Salley Gardens:

I wonder whether it’s poor breath control or simply not understanding the words that leads him to breathe in the middle of phrases – or a bit of both. Hopefully nothing that a bit more coaching wouldn’t remedy. Looks like he could have a bright future ahead.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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Kimmy June 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm

never heard of him but wow, he is gona enter the european market? 😀 hopefully other korean celebs will enter the european market.

Kay June 9, 2007 at 9:57 am

His album ‘Misty Moon’ is available quiet cheap on Yesasia – its the one I had. He trained at Julliard too 🙂
His English is very good but the occasional word is a little wrong. Am looking fwd to yr review of the evening seeing as i couldn’t go 🙁

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