Acclaimed 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, Ms. 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. Last season (2015/16), Ms. Jung made her debut with The Florida Orchestra in both the Master Work Series and Coffee Concert Series. In the upcoming 2016-2017 season, she will be featured in concert with the Sarasota Concert Association, James Madison University and at the prestigious Kumho Recital Series in Seoul, South Korea. Ms. Jung also looks forward to the release of her second CD, performing works by Rachmaninoff with Centaur Records. 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.”
Recognized as a versatile performer, Ms. 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). On the concert stage, she has been heard as soloist in Messiah(Handel),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).
Praised as an advocate of contemporary music, Ms. 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.
Ms. 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).