Kyung-Wha Chung

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Chung, Kyung-Wha

Chung, Kyung-Wha, brilliant Korean violinist, sister of Myung-Wha and Myung-Whun Chung; b. Seoul, March 26, 1948. She began violin study as a small child, and made her orch. debut in Seoul at the age of nine, playing the Mendelssohn Concerto. In 1961 she went to the U.S., where she studied with Galamian at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. In 1967 she shared first prize with Zukerman in the Leventritt Competition. In 1968 she appeared as soloist with the N.Y Phil., and she made her European debut in 1970 with the London Sym. Orch. She subsequently toured regularly throughout the world as a virtuoso of the first rank. She gave numerous trio concerts with her sister and brother, and also appeared as a soloist with her brother acting as conductor.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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Chung, Kyung-Wha (b Seoul, Korea, 1948). Korean violinist, sister of Myung-Wha Chung and Myung-Whun Chung. Won Leventritt Award jointly with Pinchas Zukerman. NY début with NYPO, 1968; Eur. début with LSO, London 1970; Salzburg Fest. 1973. Brilliant int. career. Recordings of major concs.

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Kyung-Wha Chung. See Chung, Kyung-Wha.

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