3/9/11

About

Born in South Korea, pianist Hyunjung Rachel Chung has concertized in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. She has distinguished herself in several competitions including the 27th Artist International New York Debut Audition, Milosz Magin International Piano Competition, and International Web Concert Hall Competition.

After presenting her New York recital debut at the Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in 1996, Chung has appeared in various concert venues, and invited to perform and present lectures and master classes in the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, Grumo Festival in Italy, Forty Fingers International Piano Festival in Rome, Arioso Musica Domani International Composition Prize, Piano at Peabody Workshop, Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival, Hawaii International Conference for the Arts and Humanities, College Music Society International Conference, and Van Cliburn Piano Institute to name a few.

Rachel has been following her passion for music of our time as well as unsung and forgotten music of the past. Most recent programs include compositions written by Giuseppe Lupis, Augusta Read Thomas, Jennifer Higdon, Paolo Longo, Özkan Manav, Marek Pasleczny and Gregory W. Brown, and two of the premiere performances were broadcast in Italy. Her digital single album "Love Twitters" is available at most online music stores including iTunes and Amazon Music. 

As an acclaimed collaborative pianist, she has worked with many established instrumentalists and singers and served as an accompanist and orchestra pianist for the Delaware Valley Opera Company and Hudson Opera Theater in New York. With the violinist Qiao Chen Solomon, she inaugurated the Eureka Duo in 2014. She has adjudicated numerous competitions and auditions including World Pianovision Competition, ACT-SO, and National Federation of Music Club Audition.

She is an Associate Professor at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Chung received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Seoul National University, a Master of Music degree and a Professional Study diploma from the Mannes College of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. 






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