Joowon Chung

Soprano Joowon Chung was born in South Korea. She joined the Children’s Choir at the age of 10 and this turned on her interest on music. She studied singing at Seoul National University (with Prof. Hyunju Yoon) and then moved to Germany to carry on her graduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden (with Prof. Christiane Hossfeld, Lied class with Prof. Christine Hesse). After developing a special interest in historical performance practice, she graduated in early music singing with Gundula Anders at the Hochschule für Musik Leipzig. Ms. Chung was invited to perform in many festivals, like Bachfest Leipzig, Grandezze e Meraviglie Modena, Mendelssohn Festtage Leipzig, Musikfest Erzgebirge, Händelfestspiele Göttingen, Bachakademie Stuttgart. She has also appeared with many early music ensembles, like Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Consort Wien, Camerata Bachiensis, ensemble polyharmonique, Gesualdo Consort, Oltremontano, Michaelis Consort. In 2013 she received the 1st prize at the international church music singing competition "cantateBach!" in Greifswald, Germany.