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Sumi Jo

Praised for the remarkable agility, precision and warmth of her voice, and for her outstanding musicianship, Sumi Jo has established herself as one of her generation’s most sought-after sopranos, and has been consistently greeted with exceptional accolades.  She is also the highest selling Classical singer in the world, with over 50 recordings to her credit, including a Grammy-winning Die Frau ohne Schatten with Sir Georg Solti for Decca and Un Ballo in Maschera under Herbert von Karajan for Deutsche Grammophon. She performed at the Winter Olympics in Sochi and for the Pope in Korea, and appeared, performing as herself, in the film Youth by Paolo Sorrentino starring Michael Caine, which was released in the UK in January 2016. Sumi’s performance of the film’s signature song, “Simple Song #3” won her nominations for the 2016 Golden Globe awards, as well as an Oscar in the “Music – Original Song” category.

Jo’s engagements in 2016/17 and beyond include concerts in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, a solo gala concert tour of Asia celebrating the 30th Anniversary of her professional debut, a charity recital at the Cultural Center of the Philippines; performances in Toulouse and Taiwan with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, recitals in Clermont-Ferrand and Montreal; and Fauré’s Requiem with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano. She will join the distinguished jury for the Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 competition.