Sang-Mi Chung, piano
Biography: In the words of the renowned piano authority and former New York Times critic Harold Schonberg, pianist Sang Mi Chung “has everything: technique, temperament, and personality.” These qualities shine through in all of her performances and enable her to penetrate the mysteries of idiom to an exceptional degree. In her playing, “Haydn is Haydn, Mendelssohn is Mendelssohn, and Chopin is Chopin,” according to piano authority David Dubal. Born in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Chung has since the age of fourteen performed extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and in such important venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Salzburg and Aspen Music Festivals. She has appeared as guest soloist with the New Jersey Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic, among other noted ensembles. Her performances have been aired on New York’s WQXR and on Colorado Public Television. Since 1999, Ms. Chung has recorded exclusively for Centaur Records, with four CDs to her credit. She is a founding member of the Arista Trio with whom she toured for many years with great success. Ms. Chung was cited by Musical America as one of the “Young Artists of 1990.” She is a past winner of the Gina Bachauer International Competition and has been awarded the William Petschek Scholarship several times, the Jerome L. Green Scholarship, and the Lado Inc. Scholarship at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Adele Marcus, David Dubal and Martin Canin, earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Ms. Chung is a Steinway Artist.