Tenor SANG BUM CHO began his study of classical voice and church music at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He furthered his training after moving to the United States, at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Temple University in Philadelphia, where he completed and received the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance.
This exciting tenor recently portrayed Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Libera, as well as The Prince of Persia in Turandot and Sailor/Cypriot in Otello with Opera Philadelphia. Equally skilled as an interpreter of sacred and secular music, his performances as an oratorio soloist include Haydn's The Creation, Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn's Elijah. As a university student, Mr. Cho appeared as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Vasili in Stravinsky’s Mavra.
Mr. Cho has appeared with Philadelphia Singers and was tenor and artistic director of the Philadelphia Soloists, the Clanoce Trio, and Blessed People. He is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and Philadelphia Korean Musicians Association.
"Sang Bum Cho [was] worthy of praise... the audience stayed engaged to the finish."
- New York Concert Review