Jan. 26, 1985
Graduate of the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul (2007). He continued his studies at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre under Prof. Carolyn James. In 2010 he won second prize in the European Opera Singing Competition Debut in Weikersheim (Germany). In 2011 he won the International Opera Singing Competition in Marmande (France) and the Cologne International Music Competition. In 2012 he took second prize and the audience favourite award at the 61st ARD International Music Competition in Munich. Since 2006 he has sung various parts in productions of the Korean National University of Arts, the Robert Schumann Music College in Dusseldorf, and the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. As a member of the Kassel State Theatre in the 2013-2014 season, he performed the part of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Falke (Die Fledermaus) among others.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
All my family and my dear friends.
What is your favorite meal?
Whatever my wife has cooked is my favourite dish!
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Slow and steady wins the race.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Never give up, just keep going.
Which person or people inspire you the most?
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
Scratching on a plate is my most annoying noise.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Water, fire, fishing rod.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
The greatest romanic composer.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
It is the moment that I can push myself for positive development.