Issued on December 11, 2014 Universiade News
The South Korean “Popera” star, Lim Hyung-joo will be one of the new Universiade Gwangju 2015 Promotional Ambassadors. Along with Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, Lim Hyung-joo has popularized the popera genre, a crossover genre combining elements of pop music and classical opera, all over the world.
Lim Hyung-joo will be appointed as a promotional ambassador on December 10th at Gwangju City Hall.
The Korean popera singer was offered the position not only due to his fame and voice but also his consistent philanthropic work which fits the Universiade Gwangju 2015 objective to live up to the value of peace and humanity.
In 1998, Lim surprised the music scene releasing his first solo album when he was 12 years old. He has since performed in many prestigious concert halls around the world, including the New York Carnegie Hall. He has recently dedicated his song, A Thousand Winds, to the passengers of the Sewol ferry disaster which took over 290 lives this April.
Along with his fellow Universiade Ambassadors, K-Pop star Suzy (Miss A), Olympic sports stars, Ki Bo-bae (Archery), Son Yeonjae (Rhythmic Gymnastics), Yahng Hak-seon (Artistic Gymnastics), and Choi- Eun-sook (Fencing) are actively working to promote Universiade Gwangju 2015.