Tenor Kijong Wi obtained his Bachelor of Music degree at Chu-Gye University for the Arts in Seoul, Korea. He then went on to study at the Accademia di Roma. In June 2009, he moved to Switzerland and completed his Master of Arts in music performance at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, where he studied with Luisa Castellani and expanded his contemporary and baroque repertoire. Currently, Kijong is attending the University of Western Ontario where he is studying with Sophie Louise Roland.
Kijong has performed in various concerts in Korea, Italy, Switzerland, and Canada. Highlights include the roles of Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) in Seoul and Alfredo (La traviata) in Rome. In 2009, he worked with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana da Camera. In addition, he presented recitals of Schumann’s Dichterliebe in Lugano, Switzerland in May 2010. This Summer (2011), Kijong sang the roles of Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) in Briosco, and of the Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites), in Lucca, both cities located in Italy.