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Jongmin Park

Bass from South Korea, 28 years old

Wildcard finalist, Song Prize winner

In 2014, I debuted at the Royal Opera House as Colline, and appeared at the BBC Proms and the City of London Festival.

I was born in Seoul and studied singing at the Korea National University of Arts.

I joined the Academy of La Scala where I was guided by Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Luigi Alva and Renato Bruson. Prizes I have won include the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and the Birgit Nilsson Wagner award at Operalia, both in 2011.

During the 2010-2013 season, I was a member of the ensemble at the Hamburg State Opera, singing roles such as Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Colline La bohème and Sparafucile Rigoletto. The following season, I joined Vienna State Opera and performed Sir Giorgio I puritani, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia, Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro, Grenvil La traviata and Truffaldino Ariadne auf Naxos.

In 2014, I debuted at the Royal Opera House as Colline, and appeared at the BBC Proms and the City of London Festival.

Concert engagements have included Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the LSO, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de Confessore at La Scala, Verdi’s Requiem in Seoul and Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Tokyo. I have performed solo recitals in Munich and Frankfurt and will give one at the Musikverein in Vienna this year. Next year, I will perform Dvořák’s Stabat Mater in Prague.

I enjoy playing soccer and watching movies.

Repertoire

Main Prize Final
Confutatis maledictis Requiem Verdi
La calunnia The Barber of Seville Rossini
Si, morir ella de!...Ombre di mia prosapia La Gioconda Ponchielli
Song Prize Final
Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt Gesänges des Harfners D478 Schubert
Der Atlas Schwanengesang No 8 Schubert
Stille Tränen Op 35 No 10 Schumann
Ideale Tosti
Boat Song Du-Nam Cho
Main prize Concert 1
Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel The Creation Haydn
Gremin’s aria Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky
Studia il passo...Come dal ciel precipita Macbeth Verdi
Song prize Recital 4
Because you are here Soon-ae-Kim
Chanson romanesque Don Quichotte à Dulchinée Ravel
Chanson épique Don Quichotte à Dulchinée Ravel
Chanson à boire Don Quichotte à Dulchinée Ravel
Danny Boy Trad