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Biography

Mimi Jung, a violinist based in Los Angeles, infuses creativity and passion into her artistic pursuits. She has performed on stages such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Athenaeum Main Concert Hall in Bucharest. Formerly the tenured associate concertmaster of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in Belgium, she now focuses on solo and chamber music projects, while also nurturing her private studio.

 

Recently, her curiosity has driven her to collaborate with art studios, exploring the synergy between visual arts and music. She created the Canvas Concert Series, presenting recitals featuring diverse programs in collaboration with visual artists of various specialties, creating unique and enriching experiences for audiences. An upcoming recital in August, in partnership with Summer Studios Arts Academy, will feature works by Ysaÿe, Rachmaninoff, Bach, and Arvo Pärt.

 

Notable career highlights include performances for Nobel Peace Prize Laureates at Cambridge University, as well as engagements in Colombia, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, South America, and various countries across Europe. During the pandemic, she documented her journey of learning the 24 Paganini Caprices in 24 weeks on YouTube, aiming to spark conversations about overcoming challenges as a musician, including the impact of perfectionism and the importance of embracing lifelong learning.

 

Mimi is also a sought-after educator, leveraging insights from her participation in some of the world's most esteemed international competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth, Michael Hill, Sendai, and ARD competitions. She serves as a guest professor at various universities, coaching chamber music ensembles and mentoring students in preparation for competitions and auditions.

 

She began studying violin at the age of four-and-a-half with Mrs. Nan Kim in Los Angeles. She then continued her studies with Roberto Cani (concertmaster of LA Opera), later earning honors at Carnegie Mellon University (Bachelor’s) with Cyrus Forough and at Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands (Master’s) with Yuzuko Horigome.

 

Her love for giving back to the community spurs her to bring music to people in hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement homes – people who need music in their lives more than ever.

 

Mimi plays on a 1790 Lupot violin. 

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