Sumi Hwang

Korean soprano Sumi Hwang has won the 2014 ‘Reine Elisabeth Competition’. Soprano Jodie Devos (Belgium) is second laureate. Sarah Laulan (mezzo-soprano, France) is third laureate. Fourth laureate is Yu Shao (tenor, China), fifth laureate Hyesang Park (soprano, Korea), and Chiara Skerath (soprano, Switzerland) sixth laureate.

The six unranked laureates are, in alphabetical order: Emoke Baráth, Daniela Gerstenmeyer, Seung Jick Kim, Levente Páll, Sheva Tehoval and Hansung Yoo.

Sumi Hwang (*1986) began her studies at the National University of Seoul before pursuing them at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Frieder Lang, Donald Sulzen and Céline Dutilly. In 2012, she was a laureate at the international competition of the ARD in Munich and then won the Anneliese Rothenberger competition (in Constance, Germany) the following year and the Emmerich Smola competition (in Kaiserslautern, Germany) in 2014. She also took part in the master classes of Dalton Baldwin, Lorraine Nubar and Helmut Deutsch. On stage, she played the parts of the princess (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel) at the National Opera of Korea, Norina (I pazzi per progetto by Donizetti) at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, and has performed under the baton of Dan Ettinger and Enrico Delamboye, among others.

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