YoonGeong Lee, soprano
A 2014 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (San Francisco district), YoonGeong Lee is performing for the second time with BCCO. She was the soprano soloist with BCCO for Mendelssohn’s St. Paul in 2018. YoonGeong made her debut at Davies Symphony Hall as a soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in 2017. In 2016 she was the soprano soloist in Poulenc's Gloria at Bing Concert Hall, where she performed with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus.
YoonGeong was a soprano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2011 and 2012, where she received the Grace B. Jackson Prize, which is awarded to one outstanding vocal fellow each year. Her numerous awards include third place in the 26th National Opera Association Vocal Competition and the Italo Tajo Memorial Award in the CCM Opera Scholarship Competition (University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music).
YoonGeong holds a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and she earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in vocal performance from CCM. She was a former AGMA member in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
YoonGeong is currently living in Seoul, Korea, where she enjoys teaching at Sejong University (Seoul) and Seoul Arts High School. She recently held her first solo recital at Yongsan Art Hall in Korea and released her first commercial digital recording.
Please visit her website, www.yoongeonglee.com, for more information.
Anne Maguire, alto
Andrew Turner, tenor
Edward Vogel, bass
Described by Opera News as “accomplished, stylistically informed,” and “sonorous,” baritone Edward Vogel possesses a diverse repertoire spanning over ten centuries. Performances in 2018 included a role in Leonard Bernstein’s opera A Quiet Place, and the world premiere of a symphonic work by Michael Gandolfi, both with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Bach cantatas under the baton of John Harbison; and a solo recital that featured music of medieval Iberia. In 2018, Edward also made his solo debut with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah. In the 2019-20 season, he makes solo debuts with the Yale Choral Artists and the Grammy award-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire, and he joins the rosters of The Thirteen and Grammy-nominated True Concord. Edward recently received a master's degree of music from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with tenor James Taylor. During his time at Yale, he appeared as a soloist with the Yale Schola Cantorum and the Yale Voxtet. He was also a featured soloist on an album of Christmas music by Heinrich Schütz, which will soon be released on the Hyperion label. Additionally, Edward holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he appeared in numerous operatic and concert productions, including Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Fauré’s Requiem, and Handel’s La resurrezione. He also participated in a successful recital tour with colleagues from Notre Dame, which featured songs from the rich history of American sacred music. Prior to his studies at Notre Dame, Edward sang for ten years with the Trinity Choir of Men and Boys in New Haven, Connecticut, where he received extensive training under the direction of R. Walden Moore, with whom he continues to collaborate.
For more information, please visit edwardvogelmusic.com.