Violinist Mimi Jung brings boundless creativity and determination to all of her artistic pursuits, from performing in many of the world’s most prestigious violin competitions to sharing her craft with her teaching studio. Recognition of her skill and her love for performing as a soloist has brought her to such renowned venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Athenaeum Main Concert Hall in Bucharest, Romania. Recently, Mimi’s love for teaching has led to to an offer to guest teach at Universidad del Cauca in Colombia. Since 2018, she has been a part of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra as assistant concertmaster.
At the encouragement of her parents, Mimi started violin lessons at four-and-a-half with Mrs. Nan Kim in Los Angeles. After just a few years, her talents caught the attention of the well-known Italian violinist and LA Opera Concertmaster Roberto Cani, who would be her teacher for the next ten years. She graduated with college and university honors from Carnegie Mellon University for her bachelor’s degree under the guidance of Cyrus Forough, and received her master’s at Conservatorium Maastricht with Yuzuko Horigome. She is also thankful for the support of Kyoko Yonemoto, who is her post-studies mentor.
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 Competition, ARD Competition, Sendai International Competition, Michael Hill International Competition, Louis Spohr International Competition, and the Singapore International Competition. As a prize-winner in the Fine Arts Festival International String Competition, she gave her Weill Recital Hall debut.
Mimi 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 Music in the Mountains’ International Concerto Competition, the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale scholarship, and the Violin Performance Award for two consecutive years from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mimi’s love for giving back to her local communities 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.