Born in South Korea, Minho Jeong began his music career as a tenor. “Crystal-like voice and splendid interpretation of the essence of the music; your sound of high C is formidable.” He received lavish praises from his teachers on his exceptional tenor voice. However, his lifetime dream as a tenor fell apart when he experienced vocal problems right before his graduation concert. Still, Minho refused to give up his singing career. During his master’s studies at Baroque Music Maestro in Korea with internationally recognized Hakwon Yoon and Sunah Kim, he fell in love with the immense beauty of Bach and the Baroque music. He made the bold switch to a countertenor and entered the new chapter of his musical life. He mastered in Baroque music as countertenor at Yonsei University with Park Sunghee.
Minho Jeong made his countertenor debut in 2012, singing the alto-arias in Bach’s B-minor mass with Bachsolisten Seoul, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki. Since then, he has performed numerous Bach Cantatas and Passions with renowned artists such as Hakwon Yoon, Sunah Kim, Masaaki Suzuki, Masato Suzuki, Ryo Terakado, Pascal Bertin, Jos Vermunt, Mike Fentross, Gerd Türk, and Sigiswald Kuijken. These performances brought him to several of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including the LA Disney Hall, Dallas Opera Theater, Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul Art Center, and Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Bach Competition in Leipzig.
Minho Jeong was coached by Seungbok Shin, Dongho Shin, Junghyun Kim, Chungsik Park, and Seunghee Park. In 2016, his passion for the Baroque music brought him to Europe to study at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Under the tutelage of Rita Dams, Peter Kooij, Pascal Bertin, Robin Blaze, and Dorothee Mields, he continues to follow his dream as a Bach specialist.
Lascia ch'io pianga - G. F. Handel
Ave Maria - Vladimir Vavilov (G. Caccini)
Agnus Dei - J. S. Bach, BWV 232