Tenor, Min Jin, has been described as “… an admirable artist, combining easy lyricism and emotional intensity.” The press further credits Dr. Jin as “…possessing a positively clear, ringing voice, perfectly placed upper register that is an unmitigated joy. His top notes just sail through the air and are so gorgeous in timbre.” His ringing tenor has delighted audiences of concert and opera performances throughout Canada, Korea, Mexico and the United States.
He has appeared in many of the major concert halls throughout the Metropolitan area such as Carnegie Hall as a recitalist, opera performer, as well as an oratorio soloist with choral societies. As a soloist, he performed Haydn’s Creation, The Seasons, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Requiem, Dubois’s The Seven Last Word of Christ, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mass in C Major, and his Symphony No. 9, Frank’s Mass in A Op. 12, and Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G, Mass in A-flat among others with Rochester Philharmonic, New Jersey Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, Yucatan Sinfonia, Geneseo Symphony, Toronto Sinfonia, Toronto Philharmonia, Eastman Philharmonic, Palisades Orchestra, Texas BC Orchestra and Quad City Symphony.
His opera performances include LaBoheme (Rodolfo), Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo), Romeo et Juliette (Romeo), Carmen (Don Jose), L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino), La Rondine (Ruggero), La Traviata (Alfredo), Tosca (Cavaradossi), Otello (Otello), Manon (Des Grieux), Werther (Werther), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), La Vera Costanza (Masino) and several roles with New Jersey State Opera, Aspen Opera, Mercury Opera, Dicapo Opera, Academic Opera, Mannes Opera, Eastman Opera, Kwang Ju City Opera and Po Hang City Opera. He appeared with Aspen Opera where he sang the role of Duke in Rigoletto under the baton of Julius Rudel. Most recently, he performed the roles of Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore at Mercury Opera. The Democrat and Chronicle praised his performance as Nemorino as being “unfailingly sensitive”.
He was a First Prize winner of the Artist International Music Competition, Korean Music Association Competition and a winner of the Heida Hermann International Voice Competition, the Caruso International Voice Competition, and the Oratorio Society Voice Competition. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Currently, Dr. Jin works as a voice faculty on the Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
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