Sung Min Song

Sung Min Song – tenor

He comes from a family of architects and engineers in South Korea. He also tended professionally in this direction, then studied computer engineering and was already working in this field, when a singing professor in the church became aware of him and recommended Sung Min Song to have his voice trained. He didn’t have to be told twice, gave up his apartment and job in South Korea and came to Germany to study. He studied at the Musikhochschule in Munich with Prof. Daniel Kotlinski and graduated from there.

In the 2022/23 season he made his role debut in “Dvořák’s Rusalka (Barrie Kosky Direction), (Prinz) ” at the Komisch Oper Berlin and sang he “Gounod Faust(Faust)” in Aalto Theater Essen”, “Verdis Messa da Requiem” with Sinfonieorchester Basel, “Rossini Guillaume Tell” in Bühnen Bern “Don Pasquale (Ernesto)”, “Fledermaus(Alfred)” at the Saarländisches Staatstheater, “La Traviata(Alfredo)” at the Staatstheater Augsburg, “Turandot(Pong) in Theater Magdeburg, “La Traviata (Alfredo)” im Staatstheater Darmstadt. In the concert area he performed at the “Star & Rising Stars Festival” with the conductor “Vladimir Jurowski” in Munich, Puccini’s “Messa di gloria” with the International Bachakademie/Stuttgart Philharmoniker(Incl. CD Recording), the “Stabat Mater by Dvorak”with the Elbphilharmonie Orchester in St.Michael Hamburg, and the “Carmina Burana” in Isarphilharmonie with Münchner Symphoniker” and in Wiener Musikverein with Tonkünstler-Orchester with the Conductor Yutaka Sado.

At the beginning of the 2023/24 season, the tenor recorded three Mozart masses on CD with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Christoph Poppen. And he sang “Stabat Mater by Dvorak” with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra (incl. CD recording), “Magic Flute” in Korea National Opera, “La Traviata(Alfredo)” in Theater Osnabrück, Eugen Onegin(Lensky) in Staatstheater Augsburg, “Verdi’s Requiem” in Elbphilharmonie and Bremer Konzerthaus, Opera Gala in Alte Oper Frankfurt and “Beethovens Symphony No.9” with Sinfonieorchester Aachen.

The season of 2023/24 will be followed by Der fliegende Holländer(Erik) in Komische Oper Belrin, The Rake’s Progress(Tom) in Staatstheater Augsburg, “Beethoven Symphony.9” with Hofer Symphoniker, and Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, “Verdis Requiem” in Oldenburgischen Staatstheater and Operetta Gala with Württembergische Philharmonie. In the 2021/22 season, Sung Min Song was able to show the full range of his repertoire: At the Staatstheater Augsburg he performed “Gounod’s Faust” , “Bach’s Johnannes Passion (Evangelist)” in Warsaw and at the Musikverein Vienna, “Mendelssohn’s 2nd Symphony Lobgesang” with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and “Orff’s Carmina Burana” at the Mecklenburg State Theater at the Schlossfestspiele in Schwerin. he interpreted the role of Brighella in Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Landestheater Salzburg and Saarländisches Staatstheater, “Verdi’s Messa da Requiem” at the Theater Münster and St.Michaelis in Hamburg, and “Beethoven’s 9th Symphony” with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra on New Year’s Eve 2021. The concert was televised in Germany and Singapore.

In 2019 he appeared at the Tyrolean Festival in Erl in a production of “Rossini’s Guillaume Tell (Arnold)” conducted by Michael Güttler and sang “Puccini’s Messa di Gloria” with the MDR Sinfonieorchester and MDR Rundfunkchor conducted by Domingo Hindoyan at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. In 2018, the tenor sang “Verdi’s Messa da Requiem” at the Rheingau Music Festival as well as in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence under the baton of Kent Nagano. The performance of “Strauss Feuersnot ” with the Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by Ulf Schirmer was released on CD by cpo. In 2016, the Bavarian Radio Kissinger Summer Festival broadcasted “Rossini’s Stabat Mater” with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alain Altinoglu. Sung min Song has been an ensemble member at the Saarländisches Staatstheater, he thrilled audiences and the press as Arnold in Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell”; the opera production was recorded and broadcast by Arte Concert.

The artist has received numerous awards at competitions such as the Richard Strauss Singing Competition, Anneliese Rothenberger Prize, Gasteig Music Prize, Kissinger Summer Luitpold Prize, 3rd prize at the 33 ° Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica 2017, at the Hariclea Darclée Festival and the International Voice Competition second prize and Grand Prix and Prix Special ADAMI at the Vincenzo Bellini Concours International de Belcanto in Paris.


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