Sydney based soprano Eva Kong attained her Bachelor of Music at Hanyang University, South Korea, continuing her studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Graduate Diploma in Music in 2010.
With many competitions and prizes attained both Nationally and Internationally, including 1st prize in the Giacomo Laurivolpi International Competition (2002); Scholarship from the Vinas International Competition (2005); a semi-finalist in the Belvedere International Competition (2004) and Bilbao International Competition (2005), a finalist in the McDonald’s Operatic Aria and winner of the Special Prize at the Bel Canto Award (2011).
Most recently Eva was awarded a Helpman Award Nomination for Best Female in a Supporting Role and was a Green Room Award Winner for Best Female in a Supporting Role, both in 2014 for her commanding appearance as Madame Mao in Nixon in China for Victorian Opera.
Eva has performed the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto for Opera Australia; Madame Mao in Nixon in China for Victorian Opera (2013); Pamina in The Magic Flute, Gretel in Hansel & Gretel and Amina in La Sonnambula, all for Pacific Opera (2009-2011).
She is also a member of the Opera Australia chorus and has covered several roles for the company including: Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia (2014); Gilda in Rigoletto (2014) and Norina in Don Pasquale (2013).
On the concert platform Eva has performed the soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem with both Willoughby Symphony and Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with Sydney University Musical Society, and Saint Saens’ Requiem with Sydney University Graduate Choir.
Eva’s engagements for 2015 include performing Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro and Giannetta in Elixir of Love for Opera Australia in 2015. She also appears as High Priestess in Aida in the Handa Opera on the Harbour. In concert, she features as a guest artist in the Verdi Gala Festival with Canberra Symphony.