The Austrian tenor, Johannes Chum, was a soloist in the Wiener Sängerknaben, and studied theology and music in Graz. Besides he studied Lied and singing at the Wiener Musikschule with Kurt Equiluz. Since 1991 he is a teacher for singing and historical performance practice at the College of Music Graz.
Since 1994 Johannes Chum has sung at renowned concert halls and opera houses, such as the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Komischen Oper Berlin, in Vienna, Klagenfurt, Paris, London, Brussels, Milan, and New York. He also made guest appearances at important festivals such as the International Musikfestwochen Luzern, the Salzburg Festival, Ludwigsburg Festival, and the Flanders Festival. He has worked together with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Fabio Luisi, Roger Norrington, René Jacobs, and with orchestras like the Wiener Philharmoniker and Klangforum Wien. In the year 2000 he sang Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Salzburg Festival. He got much praise recently as Nero in L'Incoronazione di Poppea at the Frankfurt opera, and as Ataliba in Naumann's Cora, with René Jacobs in Dresden and Halle.