top of page
머 금고 사포

Hyeju Jung is fast becoming one of the most interesting and talented young conductors in South Korea/Germany, praised for her deep musicality and inspiring temperament. She won 1st prize at the 2021 Lake Como International Conducting Competition in Italy. As a finalist of the Arthur Nikisch International Conducting Competition 2020 and as a finalist and prize winner of the 2nd European Union Conducting Competition 2020, with more than 300 applicants from all over the world, she has immediately attracted international attention. 

Since the 2022 season, she is conductor of the Junge Orchester Hamburg e.V.

Previous highlights include performances with the Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Vogtland Philharmonie, the Hofer Sinfoniker, the Mendelssohn Academy Orchestra Leipzig (Germany), the Prague Philharmonia (Czech Republic), the Salzburg Chamber Soloists (Austria), the Lake Como Philharmonie Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy), the Mikkeli City Orchestra, the Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra and the Joensuu Orchestra (Finland), the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra (Greece), the Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria). 

In South Korea, she has performed at the Korea Chamber Opera Festival at the Korea National Theater. She has also performed several times with the Seoul Opera Ensemble. Among others, the following works were performed:  Mozart’s The Schauspieldirektor, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan Tutte, Puccini’s 

Gianni Schicchi, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

In Germany, she conducted performances of Eduard Künnecke's "Der Vetter aus Dingsda" at the Opernschule Würzburg, Arnold Schönberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" with the Ensemble Neue Musik Würzburg, and Haydn's "The Creation" at the International Mendelssohn Academy Leipzig.

In the 2021/22 season she worked as a vocal and choir coach for an art musical "UNDINE" (premiere) at the Theater Chemnitz, Germany.


After completing her studies in composition at the Sang-Myung University in Seoul, Hyeju Jung was granted a scholarship to study Organ at the Korea National University of Arts, from which she holds a Bachelor's degree. Later she moved to Germany and completed her first Master's degree with Prof. Martin Schmeding and Organ Improvisation with Prof. Thomas Lennartz at the University of Music and Theater “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” in Leipzig. She also studied with Prof. Ken Cowan at the Rice University in Houston, USA. She then completed her master's degree in conducting with Prof. Ari Rasilainen at the University of Music Würzburg, Germany. Furthermore, she has attended master classes and workshops with Maestro Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Riccardo Frizza, Johannes Schlaefli, Lior Shambadal, Bruno Weil and Alim Shakh.

bottom of page