Biography: Jung Eun Oh, Soprano

Jung Eun OhJung Eun Oh has appeared as a soloist at the Kennedy Center, with Red {an orchestra} as Der Engl in Heinrich Schutz’s A Christmas Story and with the CIM Orchestra in performances of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Robert Beaser’s The Heavenly Feast. She has also been featured in compositions of CIM composers at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and has been a guest artist as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro in Music, Modern and Moving, presented by ideastream and PBS. Ms. Oh has performed as a guest artist in recitals with members of The Cleveland Orchestra. She has performed as the Sandman and the Dew Fairy in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel with Duke University Symphony, as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, as Mademoiselle Silverpeal in Der Schauspieldirector and in the title roles of Igor Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. She was praised by The Plain Dealer for portraying Stravinsky’s Nightingale with “silvery-timbre, crystal-clear sense of pitch, and vocal agility.” For La finta giardiniera, The Plain Dealer lauded her “expressive enchantment” and “exceptional accuracy and taste.”

Ms. Oh holds a master’s degree from CIM, as well as an Artist Diploma in vocal performance. At CIM, she has been the recipient of the Irvin Bushman Prize, the Boris Goldovsky Prize in Opera, the Pauline Thesmacher Award, the 2006-2007 Scholarship of The Music and Drama Club of Cleveland and the Helen Curtis Webster Award, among others. In 2006, she won first place in the Leopoldskron vocal competition in Salzburg, Austria and subsequently performed in Schloss Leopoldskron and Schloss Mirabell. Ms. Oh also sung in master classes of Martin Katz, Frederica von Stade, Helen Donath, Thomas Hampson, Warren Jones, Elly Ameling and Jose van Dam. Before coming to Cleveland, she appeared in Harvard University productions of The Magic Flute and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, while completing the Bachelor of Arts degree program in economics. Formerly trained as a pianist, Ms. Oh premiered two original compositions during her stay at Harvard. In addition, she won numerous vocal competitions while in the Boston area. Ms. Oh was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2008.