Praised as a singer of “exquisite clarity” and “virtuosity,” lyric soprano Misook Yun has performed in Italy, Austria, Hungary, South Korea, and the U.S. An accomplished operatic performer, Ms. Yun has appeared in the roles of Mimi, Cio Cio San, Nedda, Tosca, Santuzza, Micaëla, Adina High Priestess in Aida, and Violetta. Yun’s major concert solo performances include Chants d'Auvergne, Elijah, Faure’s Requiem, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Schubert Mass in G, Mozart’s Requiem, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s The Creation, Nelson Mass, Four Last Songs (Strauss), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Messiah. She performed with companies including Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Opera Fort Collins, Eugene Opera, Rogue Opera, Opera Western Reserve, Bayshore Lyric Opera, Valley Lyric Opera, and Opera Circle.
Yun's competition winnings include the Northwest Regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition, the concerto competition at the University of Oregon, and first prize of the Paul & Lillian Petri Scholarship Competition which enabled her to study in Italy and Austria during the summer of 1997. She was also a semi-finalist in the Vera Scammon International Vocal Competition, and the audience choice award at the Classical Singer Convention in May 2010 in New York City.
Equally accomplished as a vocal pedagogue, in the summer of 2004, she was one of the twelve National Association of Teachers of Singing interns chosen throughout the North America. She participated OperaWorks’s Artist Teacher Training program. Ms. Yun has been invited to be part of summer faculty at Summer Music Study in Hungary program in Szeged. Most recently, she was a guest clinician at ArsDocta International Music Festival in summer 2021 and 2022. Ms. Yun is a professor at the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University.