Rose Jang is an acclaimed Korean-American pop
opera artist who is well-known for singing operatic
arias, musical and classic pop songs. She is the first
Korean to release an album comprising operatic arias as
well as hit musical songs. Her album is distributed by
Jang was born in Princeton. She is the daughter of
Daniel Jang who has a doctorate from Princeton
University and is also a graduate of Kyunggi High School
and Seoul National University. She performed the violin
as part of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. She performed
with the New Jersey Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall at
the age of 17. She is a graduate of Smith College.
Jang has won a number of awards for her
accomplishments in music including the award for
“Outstanding Vocalist” in the “Classical”
category at the South Korean Entertainment Awards.
Awards were given to sixty of Korea’s leading music,
film, and performing arts icons. Jang was also awarded
“Most Successful Artist” of 2009 at the Seoul
Success Awards. Jang has performed at major events
including the inaugural ceremony of South Korean
President Lee Myung Bak and the Pridefest in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin where she performed alongside legendary
R&B vocalist Patti Labelle.
Jang reached number one on the domestic and
international music charts with her performance of the
song “Memory” from the musical “Cats,” topping
versions by both Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand.
Jang has broken the record for most weeks at #1 on
the korean classical chart with her rendition of
"You Raise Me Up" from the "Songs of
In June 2010 Jang was chosen as one of Korea’s
“10 Most Shining Stars” by Arirang Television
Network., a popular network in Asia, aired a documentary
of her life in music that was broadcast in 170 countries
around the world. Jang was also featured on the hit T.V.
show Star King (Korean TV show) where she performed as a
“Special Guest.” In 2009, was chosen to be a
spokesmodel for Lancome cosmetics. Among others, she was
featured in the Korean versions of Elle, Vogue, and
Marie Claire magazines.
Jang is currently working on a project that will
allow her to promote Korean culture globally. As an
official Ambassador for Korean Tourism (the only female
vocalist to hold this position), she plans to adapt
traditional folk songs for English listeners. She then
plans to perform traditional Korean folk songs in
English at concert halls around the world. On February
24, 2010, she debuted these rearranged Korean folk songs
at the Seoul Arts Center.
During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Jang
performed in Johannesburg for six of the top twenty four
representatives of FIFA in order to promote the bidding
for the World Cup to take place in Korea in the year
2022 in which she performed solo alongside
world-renowned soprano Sumi Jo. Jang has performed for
many FIFA events including concerts for the FIFA
chairman Sepp Blatter. She has also performed at the
World Cup in 2006 as well as many friendly and World Cup
Jang has performed for world leaders including the
president of Turkmenistan and the secretary general of
the United Nations, Ban Gi Moon. In addition, Jang often
performs musical pieces at events for the South Korean
president Lee Myung Bak.
She recently performed a solo concert at Sejong
Center for the Performing Arts on September 28, 2010.
Jang performed the national anthem on the final day of
the Formula One Grand Prix of South Korea on October 24.
She performed at the G20 Summit in
Seoul. In October and November Jang completed a
seven-city tour of South Korea.
On Dec 21 Jang performed at the Richardson Auditorium
at Alexander Hall in Princeton University which Buddy
Graham called "one of the world’s acoustically
“great” concert halls".