Biography

          Mimi Jung began violin at the age of four and a half with Mrs. Nan Kim. At the age of eight, she was accepted as a student by the well-known Italian violinist, Roberto Cani. She graduated with College and University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University for her Bachelor degree under the guidance of Cyrus Forough. Her Master degree was completed in Conservatorium Maastricht with Yuzuko Horigome. Recognition of her talent and and her love for performing has brought her to venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Athenaeum Main Concert Hall in Bucharest, Romania. As of the 2019 season, she has joined the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra as assistant concertmaster.

 

          Over the past several years, she has been invited to compete at some of the world's most prestigious competitions, such as the Queen Elisabeth international violin competition, ARD international competition, Sendai international competition, Michael Hill international competition, Louis Spohr international competition, and the Singapore international competition. She has performed at high profile concerts, including concerts for the Headmaster and numerous Nobel Prize Laureates in Trinity College, Cambridge, England as well as Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Fresno Orchestra Summer Academy Orchestra. As a finalist of the Louis Spohr international competition, she performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Liszt Academy Orchestra. She was also a prize winner of the American Fine Arts Festival International String Competition which led to her Weill Recital Hall debut. 

         Ms. Jung is also a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Artist's scholarship, the Audience Prize and Director's Award from the International Concerto Competition hosted at the Music in the Mountains Festival, the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale scholarship, and the Violin Performance Award for two consecutive years from Carnegie Mellon University.

        She has attended numerous music festivals all around the world, including the Intensive Strings and Piano program, Lamont Pre-College Academy, Music in the Mountains Summer Festival, Beverly Hills International Music Festival, Cambridge International String Academy, Bowdoin, and the Residart Festival in Ancona, Italy.

         She has played in masterclasses for Vadim Gluzman, Dmitri Berlinsky, Oleh Krysa, Rodney Friend, and Yuzuko Horigome.

         Her love for giving back to the community has led her to find ways to make it

possible to bring music to those in hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement homes. 

         Ms. Jung currently plays on a 1790 Lupot violin.

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