Hailed by the Concert Artists Guild as "a soprano of rare emotional power and range of expression," Jae Min Shin is an internationally acclaimed and awarded opera singer and recitalist. Her many awards include First Prize at the Young Artists International Competition, the Web Concert Hall International Competition, the Siena Festival Grant, and first place in the Concert Artist Guild vocal category. Her recent performances include Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, as a soloist with The Soyulla Ensemble; Riverside Church, as a featured soloist; and she is currently a finalist in the Joy of Singing competition. Ms. Shin has also performed as a soloist with the K.B.S. Orchestra under the direction of Yusako Sado and was chosen to perform the role of Musetta at the Seoul Arts Center for which she was hailed by Classical Opera Magazine as "impeccable" and as the "new, fresh air lighting up the opera world."
Ms. Shin's operatic performances include Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, Norina in Don Pasquale, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. During her career, Ms. Shin has performed under such distinguished conductors as Julius Rudel, Randall Behr, Lawrence Foster, Yusako Sado, James Colon and David Zinman.
Ms. Shin holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music from The Juilliard School and also studied piano and chemistry at Northwestern University.
Ms. Shin is Founder and Director of Soyulla Artists, a performing arts program celebrating its 16th season this year. The concept of Soyulla Artists originated from her experiences while a student at The Juilliard School. Under a scholarship from Juilliard, she was able to spend time teaching children who would not otherwise have had an opportunity to study music. Through this program, she also performed for the elderly and those with terminal illnesses and mental illnesses. These experiences allowed Jae to witness the tremendous benefits and the healing power of music and the arts, and she has tirelessly pursued the goal of making the arts accessible to as many in her community as possible.