South Korean bass Jongmin Park was born in Seoul and studied singing at the Korean National University of Arts. As a member of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, Milan, he was taught by Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Luigi Alva and Renato Bruson. Park was the winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize in 2015 and was a member of the prestigious ensemble at Wiener Staatsoper from 2013 until 2020.
In the 2023/24 season, he will perform Beethoven 9th at Tanglewood Festival, King Creon in Medée and Pogner in Meistersinger at Teatro Real Madrid, the Monk in Don Carlo at Teatro alla Scala, Oroveso in Norma and Sir Giorgio in I Puritani at Seoul Arts Centre, Wagner’s Ring in Budapest, Ramfis in Aida at Steinbruch St. Margarethen, and Daland in Der fliegende Holländer with Ed Gardner and Norwegian Opera, recorded by Decca Classics.
He has performed on the stages of Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, ROH Covent Garden, Teatro Real Madrid, Berlin Staatsoper, Staatsoper Hamburg, Opéra de Rouen, Opéra national de Lorraine, Bergen National Opera, Salzburger Sommer- and Osterfestspiele, Arena di Verona, Savonlinna Festival, Steinbruch St. Margarethen, Wiener Musikverein, Wigmore Hall London, BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Royal Festival Hall London, Rudolfinum Prague, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Müpa Budapest, Suntory Hall Tokyo and NHK Hall Tokyo.
On the concert platform, Jongmin has appeared at the BBC Proms, at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, he has performed solo recitals in Munich and Frankfurt, as well as the Musikverein in Vienna and Wigmore Hall.
Updated August 2023