Jongmin Park was the Song Prize winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015, and is currently a member of the ensemble at Wiener Staatsoper, where in the 2016-17 season he stars in operas such as La bohème, Macbeth, Il Trovatore, Don Giovanni, Lady Macbeth of Mtensk, Das Rheingold, Die Walkure and Don Carlo.
In the 2016/17 season, in addition to his operatic engagements in Vienna, he will make his Wigmore Hall recital debut; in concert he performs Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the Wiener Konzerthaus and also at the Royal Festival Hall with The Philharmonia & Edward Gardner and he will perform in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the NHK Orchestra in Japan, under Herbert Blomstedt.
Looking ahead, Jongmin will make his Scandinavian opera debut at Bergen Nasjonale Opera singing Otello (Lodovico).
Recent highlights include his debut at the ROH Covent Garden as Colline in La bohème, appearances at the BBC Proms in London and at the City of London Festival 2014. In addition to the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015, other prizes and competitions he has won include the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and the Birgit Nilsson Wagner-Award at the Operalia.
His concert engagements have included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the London Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de Confessore at Teatro alla Scala’s annual Christmas concert, Mozart’s Requiem at the Lech Classic Festival, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the KBS Symphony in Seoul, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the NHK Symphony in Tokyo. He has performed solo recitals in Munich and Frankfurt, as well as the Musikverein in Vienna.
Jongmin studied singing at the Korea National University of Arts. As a member of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, he was guided by Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Luigi Alva, and Renato Bruson and during the 2010-2013 seasons, he was a member of the ensemble at the Hamburgische Staatsoper where he sang leading roles such as Sarastro, Colline, Sparafucile. In 2013, he was invited to join the ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper where he has performed the roles of Sir Giorgio (I Puritani), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Vodník (Rusalka), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos).