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Seung-Hee Park (Tenor)

Born: 1970 - Seoul, South Korea

The Korean tenor, Seung-Hee Park (Korean: 박승희),, studied from 1994 to 1998 at the Korean National University for Arts in Seoul, and since 1998 with Professor Klaus Dieter Kern at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe and in Kassel. He has also participated in master-classes. His special interest applies for historical performance practice. Therefore he studied Baroque singing with Gerd Türk to the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He was finalist at the Biagio-Martini-Wettbewerb in Neuburg an der Donau 2000, and received the 3rd Prize for singing at the XIII International Bach Competition in Leipzig 2002. He also won prizes at the Competition Musica Antiqua in Brugge, Baroque Singing Competition in Chimay (Belgium) and in 2004 as well at the Early Music Competition in Yamanashi (Japan).

In his career Seung-Hee Park has already co-operated with renowned conductors in Europe, Japan and Korea, such as Helmuth Rilling, Oane Wierdsma, Paul Dombrecht, Kay Johannsen, Frieder Bernius, Masaaki Suzuki, Philippe Pierlot, Bathold Kuijken, and orchestras and Baroque ensembles such as the Ricercar Consort, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Leipziger Barockensemble, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Il Fondamento (Brugge), Bach Collegium Japan, Concerto Palatino, Concerto d'Amsterdam, Florilegium Musicum Rotterdam, Karlsruhe Barockorchester, Musica Glorifica and Gürzenich-Orchester Köln.

Seung-Hee Park is in demand as Evangelist with oratorios of J.S. Bach in Germany and Holland. He has been invited to important festivals, such as Bachfest Leipzig 2002 and 2005, "Anima mundi“ Churchmusic Festival in Pisa/Italy, Residenz Festival in Darmstadt, Magdeburg Telemann Festival, Kurfälsische Mozart Tage, Karlsruhe Bach 2000, Rheinsberg Kammeroper 2003, Tochigi Music Festival in Japan and Early Music Festival in Seoul/Korea. Hae also serves as Music Director of Bachsolisten Seoul.

Seung-Hee Park teaches at Yonsei University in Seoul, where he is responsible for educational course-works in the Early Music program. In addition to that he runs a regular radio-broadcast-program at FE. Broadcasting Korea, predominantly on topics related to Early Music and religious composition.

Seung-Hee Park's artistic work was documented by RTBF Musique 3, SWR, MDR, BBR, HR, KCTS in Belgium, Germany, Japan and Korea.

Source: Liner notes to the 2-CD album’ ‘XIII Internationaler Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb’ (Bach-Archiv Leipzig, 2002), English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2004); Seung-Hee Park (December 2004), English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2004); Bachsoloisten Seoul Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2004, March 2015); Seung-Hee Park (December 2004)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Konstanze Beyer


Aria from BWV 55

Sun-Ah Kim


Video: BWV 4, BWV 12, BWV 21, BWV 22 (Conductor; (Conductor; Sigiswald Kuijken), BWV 106 (Conductor Ryo Terakado), BWV 131, BWV 132, BWV 185

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Seoul Bachsolisten: Music Director/Tenor Seung-Hee Park


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