Baritone Youngjoo An is quickly establishing himself as an important young artist winning prizes in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Chester Ludgin International Verdi Baritone Competition, Giulio Gari Competition and the Francisco Vinas Competition. He has performed in concert in Carnegie Hall for performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor as well as for New York’s Verdi Square Festival of the Arts. A recent graduate of the Mannes College of Music, Mr. An performed the role of Michele in II Tabarro, Renato from Verdi’s Un ball in Maschera, Vermont in La Traviata as well as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.
Mr. An began his musical studies at the Seoul Art High School where he was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. Mr. An earned his Bachelor of Music at Yonsei University in Korea. Awarded a full scholarship to Mannes College of Music, Mr. An earned the Master of Music and Professional Studies Certificate.