Hein Jung, voice
LAcclaimed for her “superior vocal value” (Boston Globe), Soprano Hein Jung has performed in major cities throughout the US and Korea. These venues include Opera Tampa, Tanglewood Music Festival, San Francisco Opera Merola Program, Milwaukee Symphony, Madison Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Bel Canto Chorus, Tampa Oratorios Singers. Equally beloved on the concert stage, Jung has performed recitals on such prominent series as Artist Series of Sarasota, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Se-Jong Art Hall and American Liszt Society Annual Festival. During 2015-16 season, Jung made her debut with The Florida Orchestra in both the Master Work Series and Coffee Concert Series. In the 2016-17 season, she was featured in concert with the Sarasota Concert Association, James Madison University and at the prestigious Kumho Recital Series in Seoul, South Korea. Jung was also a featured soprano soloist in Messiah with Buchoen Civic Philharmonic and Choir, one of the top choral groups in Korea. Her recording of Songs of Franz Liszt, released by Centaur Records last year, was praised by American Record Guide: “Hein Jung has the perfect voice-terrific ease in her upper register and a silvery clear tone.” Dr. Jung gave a lecture recital based on her recording in Royal Conservatory of Musik in Stockholm, Sweden by the invitation of 2017 International Congress of Voice of Teachers. Jung’s performances have received rave reviews from Tampa Bay Times, San Francisco Chronicles, San Francisco Classical Voice, Capital Times, Hartford Courant, Herald-Tribune and Music Choonchoo, the Korean classical music magazine. Recognized as a versatile performer, Jung has delighted audiences in such varied repertoire as Zerbinetta(Ariadne auf Naxos), Die Königin der Nacht(Die Zauberflöte), Blanche(Dialogue des Carmelites), Romilda(Serse), Lucia(Rape ofLucretia), Sophie(Der Rosenkavalier), and Amina(La Sonnambula). Messiah(Handel), On the concert stage, she has been heard as soloist in The C minor Mass(Mozart), Lord Nelson Mass(Haydn), Gloria(Poulenc), Cantata BWV. 51 and 21(Bach), Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5(Villa-Lobos), Chants D'Auvergne(Canteloube) and Ch’io mi scordi di te, K.505(Mozart).
An advocate of contemporary music, Jung performed both the lead roles in the world premiere of Rage d’amour, commissioned by Tanglewood, as well as the lead role of Princess Pocachin in The Red Silk Thread, commissioned by University of Florida and Curtis Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Jung has won top prizes throughout her career. These include the Metropolitan Opera National Council Upper Midwest Region Audition (1st place in Wisconsin District and 2nd place in Upper Midwest Region), Irma Cooper International Competition (2nd place), Schubert Competition (2nd place) and Chicago Bel Canto Competition (2nd place). Dr. Jung currently serves as a director of Vocal Studies and Associate Professor of Voice at The University of Tampa.