Korean tenor Ho-Yoon Chung was born in Seoul and sang from an early age. He studied at Seoul National University and Berlin University of the Arts, and made his professional debut in 1998 as Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) in Seoul. He was a member of Hamburg State Opera’s International Opera Studio 2003–06, where his roles included Ismaele (Nabucco), Alfredo, Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Fenton (Falstaff), Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer), Beppe (Pagliacci), Rodolfo (La bohéme) and Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites). In 2006 he joined the ensemble of Vienna State Opera, where his many roles have included Des Grieux (Manon), Fenton, Ismaele and Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier). Engagements elsewhere include Alfredo in Verona and Tel Aviv, Duke of Mantua for Teatro Real, Madrid, Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti and Polish National Opera, Cavaradossi (Tosca) for Opera Østfold, Rodolfo and Fenton in Seoul and Don José (Carmen) in Seoul and Warsaw.
Chung performs widely in concert, with engagements including Mozart’s Requiem for the Korea Great Mountains Music Festival, Verdi’s Requiem in Nuremberg, Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 in Saarbrücken and Seoul and the 2013 New Year’s Gala Concert at the Seoul Art Center Concert House.