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Sungha Jung is a South Korean guitar sensation who is extremely popular on YouTube

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BirthdaySeptember 2, 1996
NationalitySouth Korean
FamousMusicians, Guitarists, South Korean Men
Nick namesGuitar Prodigy, South Korean August Rush
SiblingsJung Sooha
Birth PlaceCheongju, South Korea
Height170
GenderMale
FatherJung Woo-Chang
MotherPark Eun Joo
Net Worth$20 Million as of Mar 15,2017
Sun SignVirgo
Born inCheongju, South Korea
Famous asGuitarist
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Who is Sungha Jung?

Sungha Jung is a South Korean guitar sensation who is extremely popular on YouTube. With over 4.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, he is now one of the very few South Korean celebrities who have made it big on the international social media scenario. His love for guitar comes from his father who played the instrument in his leisure time. His fascination with the guitar started when he was in third grade and the guitar was bigger than him. Sangha was attracted by the music the instrument created and his love soon turned into a passion. Now, as a young man, he has evolved into a true guitarist. His scintillating cover of the theme song of ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean,’ in which he used the fingerstyle technique, has impressed his fans worldwide. Sangha’s fan list includes big names like Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow, who often browses his YouTube channel to listen to his fascinating music. World famous guitarists Thomas Leeb, Martin Taylor, Ulli Boegershausen, and Kotaro Oshio are his inspirations. This stylish icon spends a good amount of time learning English in addition to practicing guitar as he knows that this language would help him communicate better in future. The sea and dolphins are his favourite themes, and thus his official blog is named ‘Bluesea’ and is managed by his father. Despite achieving much success at this young age, he remains shy and humble and objects to be termed as a “Guitar Prodigy.” He wants to explore the chorded instrument more to become a pro and has big ambitions for the future.

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Career

Sungha Jung became passionate about guitar when he was in primary school. His father Jung Woo-Chang was an amateur guitarist and that attracted the little boy to the instrument even though he was not able to hold a guitar then. Strings were painful for his soft fingers. Sungha’s father then introduced him to the fingerstyle technique of plucking the strings directly with fingertips and Sungha rocked it. Later he took professional lessons from Japanese Jazz Guitarist Hata Shuji. Currently he is learning and practicing drum.

His first album ‘Perfect Blue’ was released on 17 June 2010 when Sangha was merely 14 years old. In 2011 and 2013, he released his second and third albums—‘Irony’ and ‘Paint It Acoustic’ respectively. The mentor and motivator behind these three albums was German Guitarist Ulli Bogershausen.

On 28 April 2014, his fourth album ‘Monologue’ was released which comprised almost exclusively his own compositions. Jung managed to produce this album all by himself. The next year, Jung’s fifth solo album ‘Two of Me’ was released based purely on his compositions. His sixth album ‘L’Atelier’ released in 2016 with nine original compositions and one original arrangement.

His latest album ‘Mixtape’ was released on May 12, 2017. Prior to its release, Jung had launched a preview on YouTube with an introductory note, stating it to be a full cover album consisting of ten old tracks ranging from Pop to Jazz, recreated by him in acoustic guitar. Besides these, he has appeared on stage several times for live performances. A lot of his creations are trending on his YouTube channel ‘jwcfree’ (named after his father, Jung Woo-Chang) and are generating thousands of hits every day.

Personal Life

Sungha was born in Chenongju, the capital of the Northern Province of South Korea in a middle-class family on September 2, 1996. His family includes his parents, Jung Woo-Chang and Park Eun Joo, his younger sister, Sooha, and his dog, Coco. He was home-schooled as he became too busy with music even before the completion of his school life.

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Sungha Jung biography timelines

  • // 2nd Sep 1996
    Sungha was born in Chenongju, the capital of the Northern Province of South Korea in a middle-class family on September 2, 1996. His family includes his parents, Jung Woo-Chang and Park Eun Joo, his younger sister, Sooha, and his dog, Coco. He was home-schooled as he became too busy with music even before the completion of his school life.
  • // 28th Apr 2014 To 2016
    On 28 April 2014, his fourth album ‘Monologue’ was released which comprised almost exclusively his own compositions. Jung managed to produce this album all by himself. The next year, Jung’s fifth solo album ‘Two of Me’ was released based purely on his compositions. His sixth album ‘L’Atelier’ released in 2016 with nine original compositions and one original arrangement.
  • // 22nd May 2017
    His latest album ‘Mixtape’ was released on May 12, 2017. Prior to its release, Jung had launched a preview on YouTube with an introductory note, stating it to be a full cover album consisting of ten old tracks ranging from Pop to Jazz, recreated by him in acoustic guitar. Besides these, he has appeared on stage several times for live performances. A lot of his creations are trending on his YouTube channel ‘jwcfree’ (named after his father, Jung Woo-Chang) and are generating thousands of hits every day.

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Sungha Jung's FAQ

  • What is Sungha Jung birthday?

    Sungha Jung was born at 1996-09-02

  • Where is Sungha Jung's birth place?

    Sungha Jung was born in Cheongju, South Korea

  • What is Sungha Jung nationalities?

    Sungha Jung's nationalities is South Korean

  • What is Sungha Jung nick names?

    Sungha Jung's nickNames is Guitar Prodigy, South Korean August Rush

  • Who is Sungha Jung siblings?

    Sungha Jung's siblings is Jung Sooha

  • How tall is Sungha Jung?

    Sungha Jung's height is 170

  • Who is Sungha Jung's father?

    Sungha Jung's father is Jung Woo-Chang

  • Who is Sungha Jung's mother?

    Sungha Jung's mother is Park Eun Joo

  • What is Sungha Jung's sun sign?

    Sungha Jung is Virgo

  • How famous is Sungha Jung?

    Sungha Jung is famouse as Guitarist

  • What is Sungha Jung's facebook?

    Sungha Jung's facebook is http://www.facebook.com/SUNGHAJUNGMUSIC

  • What is Sungha Jung's twitter?

    Sungha Jung's twitter is https://twitter.com/jungsungha

  • What is Sungha Jung's youtube?

    Sungha Jung's youtube is https://www.youtube.com/user/jwcfree