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Kyung Wha Chung

College Division

College Division: 

  • Violin

Contact Information

Contact Information

Appears regularly as a soloist with the world's most prestigious orchestras, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Andre Previn, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, and the late Sir Georg Solti. As a recitalist, has collaborated with Radu Lupu, Krystian Zimerman, Peter Frankl, and Itamar Golan. Member of the Chung Trio, with her brother, conductor-pianist Myung-Whun Chung, and sister, cellist Myung-Wha Chung. Awarded the Medal of Civil Merit, the government of South Korea's highest honor. Exclusive EMI recording artist since 1988; numerous recordings for Angel/EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, London/Decca, and RCA. Gramophone Award winner for her recording of Strauss and Respighi Sonatas for DG with Krystian Zimerman, as well as for her EMI Classics recording of Bartok's Second Violin Concerto and Rhapsodies under Sir Simon Rattle.

Degrees and Studies

Diploma, The Juilliard School; studies with Ivan Galamian and later coached with Joseph Szigeti.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2007; Pre-College, 2008-12.