Tenor Mario Bahg graduated from Korea National University of Arts where he sang the role of Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto and recently received his master’s degree from Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. He has appeared as a soloist in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung and Christmas Oratorio at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Konzerthaus Berlin. He has also performed in a gala concert of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Verdi’s Requiem with Bergen Symphony Orchestra, and at Kirsten Flagstad Festival in Norway.
He is the winner of first prize and opera aria award in the aria division at the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition and first prize at the 2017 Queen Sonja International Music Competition. Other notable recognitions include first prize at the 2016 Citta di Alcamo Competition (Italy), second prize at the 8th DEBUT European Opera Singing Competition (Germany), and second prize at the 2016 Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition (Sweden).