Lauded by Opera News as “Mellifluous Tenor”, John ChongYoon Noh is currently pursuing his Master of Musical Arts degree at Yale University with a full scholarship award under the guidance of Richard Cross and Doris Yarick-Cross.
In 2018-2019 season, Mr. Noh started the season with making his National Sawdust Debut singing the partial role of Danny Chen from An American Soldier composed and curated by Huang Ruo. His mainstage work this year includes a debut as Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Envoy in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol with Yale Opera. He also made his On Site Opera and MetLiveArts debut performing the role of priest in the world premiere of Michi Wiancko’s Murasaki’s Moon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was most recently named the Top Grant winner of the Career Bridge Foundation competition and 1st prize winner of the NJS international voice competition. As the first prize winner, Mr. Noh will be making his Merkin Concert Hall debut in NYC, performing with NJS orchestra this fall.
Concert work for the 2018-2019 season as a Tenor Soloist includes Handel’s Messiah with New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Requiem with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and Mozart Spatzen-messe with Philharmonia Orchestra of NY.
A recent Masters of Vocal Performance graduate of the prestigious The Juilliard School, he was the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) with the Cecilia Chorus of New York and Orchestra under the baton of Mark Shapiro. He was the featured soloist in Juilliard 415 The Genius of Monteverdi led by William Christie at Peter Jay Sharp Theater - Lincoln Center, performed the role of Fenton in Nicolai’s Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and covered Bill in Jonathan Dove’s Flight and Tichon in Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová with Juilliard Opera. He was seen on Medici.tv in Juilliard’s live-stream master classes with Emmanuel Villaume and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. He also was a featured soloist for the Juilliard Lab Orchestra master classes, singing Romeo from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette led by Fabio Luisi and as Lenski from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin led by Alan Gilbert. He made his first Carnegie Hall Debut in Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues Series in January 2018. Mr. Noh also participated in The Music Academy of the West’s 70th Anniversary Season as a vocal fellow and sang the role of Nemorino in a concert performance of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Hahn Hall.
In previous seasons, Mr. Noh performed the role of Lysander in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lucano in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Peabody Opera Theatre, Belmonte in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Buchanan in Weil’s Street Scene at Baltimore Lyric Opera House, Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi’ fan tutte with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, and Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Sant’Anna dei Lombardi in Naples, Italy.
As a concert soloist, Mr. Noh has performed numerous pieces including Mass in C Minor by Mozart with Concert Artist of Baltimore celebrating the Baltimore Basilica’s (America’s first Cathedral) 225th-year anniversary, broadcasted on WBJC radio, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Amy Beach’s Mass in E Flat with Columbia Pro Cantare, and Bach’s Magnificat and Schubert’s G Minor Mass with the Peabody Concert Orchestra.
Mr. Noh studied under the direction of Dr. Robert C White Jr. and Dr. Stanley Cornett. He participated in masterclasses with Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz, Warren Jones, Neil Shicoff, Patricia Racette, Alan Held, Julius Drake, and Will Crutchfield.
He is a graduate of the Peabody institute of the Johns Hopkins University (Bachelor of Music '16), The Juilliard School (Master of Music ’18) and has been awarded prizes in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition (D.C.), Annapolis Vocal Competition, Opera at Florham Violetta DuPont /Gerda Lissner Foundation competition, Gerda Lissner Lied/Song Competition, Russell C. Wonderlic Voice Competition, and among others.