Born in Korea, the bass Locky Chung studied with Roland Hermann. He was a prizewinner in the 1992 Munich ARD Competition and took first prize in the 1993 Zwickau Robert Schumann Competition and in the 1994 Stuttgart Hugo Wolf Competition. He has appeared in concerts throughout Europe and in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, and Korea, with lieder recitals in major music centres and various broadcasts and recordings. His repertoire includes the major choral compositions of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Bruch and Britten, and works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Schoenberg and Webern. He made his operatic début in Seoul as Eugene Onegin and subsequently won acclaim as Papageno.