IMG Artists is pleased to welcome South Korean soprano Hyesang Park to its roster for General Management. Ms. Park will be represented by J. F. Mastroianni in New York and Kristin Schuster in Europe.
Hailed by The New York Times for her “bright, clear voice and impressive coloratura technique,” Ms. Park is also making a name for herself in international competition circles. Recently, she has placed in three competitions: first prize in the April 2016 Gerda Lissner Foundation International Competition, second prize and the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Montreal International Musical Competition, followed the next month by winning second place overall in the women’s division in Placido Domingo’s International Operalia competition, as well as taking First Prize in the women’s Zarzuela.
Recent appearances include singing the role of Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette with the Korea National Opera in Seoul, Korea this past December 2016, performing in concert with Placido Domingo in Seoul, Korea, and in a New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert, as well as serving as a “Young Artist in Residence” at the Music & Vin 2016 Festival in Beaune, France. Forthcoming highlights include her debut with the Metropolitan Opera as the First Wood Nymph in Dvořák’s Rusalka in February and March 2017. Future engagements include her United Kingdom opera debut with the celebrated Glyndebourne Festival and her European debut with the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2017.
Hyesang said, “I am excited for this next step in my professional career, to join IMG Artists! I look forward to having my career grow with the guidance of Jack Mastroianni, Kristin Schuster and IMGA.”
Jack adds: “Hyesang has an extraordinary talent and charisma that is already attracting considerable attention. We are thrilled to welcome her to the IMG Artists family and look forward to collaborating with her as we launch her international career.”
Born in Seoul, Korea, Hyesang graduated with her Masters Degree in June 2015 from Juilliard in New York City, where she studied with Edith Bers. Having won a scholarship to the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, Hyesang is currently a member of the Lindemann Young Artists Program of the Metropolitan Opera. Among the distinguished conductors she has worked with are James Levine, Plácido Domingo, Fabio Luisi, Sigiswald Kuijken and Roland Böer.