Competitors passed through to the Final

Son Jihoon

Son Jihoon

No. 68

Voice type: Tenor

Country: Korea, South

Date of birth: 13 October, 1990

He was born in 1990 in Seoul, South Korea, and earned his bachelor’s degree from the Korea National University of Art. Then he moved to Munich, Germany to obtain a master’s degree from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich and Theater Akademie August Everding in opera singing. He currently studies with KS. Prof. Andreas Schmidt. He has already received numerous awards: in 2016, first prize in two Korean competitions, then in 2018 he also came in first at the Korea Classical Singers Association International Competition and emerged as the winner of the Sungjeong Music Competition. He has performed as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, as Rodolfo in La bohème and as Ruodi in William Tell. In addition, he has toured as a soloist with the major orchestras of South Korea, perfomed in Schubert’s Winterreise in his home country, and perfomed in Rome, Italy with Maestro Stephen Kramer.

Competition Repertoire


Liszt: Liebesträume – O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst

Rossini: Ecco, ridente in cielo – Count Almaviva’s cavatina from Il barbiere di Siviglia

Offenbach: Au mont Ida, trois déesses – Pâris’s aria from La belle Hélène


Rossini: Languir per una bella – Lindoro’s aria from L’italiana in Algeri

Donizetti: Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!... Pour mon âme – Tonio’s aria from La fille du régiment


Rossini: Sì, ritrovarla io giuro – Prince Ramiro’s aria from La Cenerentola

Puccini: Che gelida manina! – Rodolfo’s aria from La bohème

Donizetti: Povero Ernesto… Cerchero lontana terra – Ernesto’s recitative and aria from Don Pasquale