World performing sister trio to play La Sierra
October 14, 2009
By Darla Martin Tucker
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – ( www.lasierra.edu )Southern California musicians Jennie, Ellen and Julie Jung have traveled the world engaging audiences and winning awards with acclaimed performances on piano, violin and cello. This Saturday night at 7 p.m. the sisters will bring their trio of musical talents to La Sierra University with a performance in Hole Memorial Auditorium. They will play works by Beethoven, Piazzolla and Mendelssohn.
The Jung Trio’s Oct. 17 concert is part of the Department Chamber Music Series. Tickets are general admission, $10, seniors, $5, and family admission, $20. Children age 12 and under are free. The university is located at 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside. A campus map is at http://lasierra.edu/index.php?id=981.
The sisters have performed in recitals in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Connecticut, Ohio, and Indiana. Following a series of successful concerts at the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea, the Kumho Cultural Foundation invited the trio in 2003 to give a recital tour of Kenya and Mauritius, where it was the first musical group ever to perform at the United Nations (UNEP) in Nairobi, according to a biographical account. Additional highlights of past performances include recital tours of South Korea, a performance of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the State Symphony Orchestra of Tatarstan in Kazan, Russia, in Los Angeles with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, and with the Taejon Symphony Orchestra in Taejon, South Korea.
In July the sisters made their European debut with performances in Berlin, Germany and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. The trio also released this summer through Groove Note Records, a compact disc of Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Trio in F minor.
The Jung Trio’s numerous awards include winning the Grand Prize at the 2002 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and the Bronze Medal at the 2002 Fischoff Competition in South Bend, Indiana. The trio was featured as Young Artists International Debut Artists in 2007 at the 10th International Laureates Festival in Los Angeles and also made their debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Their recent performances have included return engagements for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art “Sundays Live” series and “Music in The Mansion” in Beverly Hills.
The Jung sisters were born and raised in Toronto, where they received their early music training as scholarship students in the Young Artist Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Early in their career the trio performed extensively throughout Canada and won top awards at numerous events including the Canadian Music Competition, Kiwanis Music Festival and the CIBC National Music Festival. Canadian Broadcasting Company radio and television, CJRT Radio, CFMT Television, TV Ontario, KBS Radio, and EBS Radio have broadcast the group’s performances.
Jennie Jung, who plays piano with the trio, made her performance debut at age 11 with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in North America, Asia and Europe, played with many orchestras and symphonies and served on staff for the Aspen Summer Music Festival and other events. In May 2008 she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from The Julliard School in New York City.
Cellist Julie Jung has performed throughout world as a soloist and as a member of her family’s trio. She has soloed with the Toronto Symphony, the Canadian Chamber Academy, the State Symphony of Tatarstan, the Korean Philharmonic and other orchestras and symphonies. She has performed with iPalpiti in the International Laureates Festival in Los Angeles since 2007 and appeared with the ensemble in Carnegie Hall, New York, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles and at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. She earned a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and completed studies at the Yale School of Music in the Artist Diploma program.
Ellen Jung, violinist and recipient of numerous scholarships, has performed around the globe as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She has been featured with the Korean Philharmonic, the North York Symphony Orchestra, the Republic of Tatarstan Symphony and other orchestras. A frequent performer of new music, Jung played the world premiere of the Trio for Horn, Piano and Violin by Norwegian composer Trygve Madsen. Jung received a Master of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from the Yale University School of Music respectively in 2001 and 2002.
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