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Ellen Jung Biography

Violinist Ellen Jung has performed frequently as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician all over the world. She has been featured with the Korean Philharmonic, Taejon Symphony, Republic of Tatarstan Symphony, North York Symphony Orchestra, the Korean-Canadian Symphony Orchestra, and both the University of Toronto Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.  An active chamber musician, Ms. Jung is a member of the award-winning Jung Trio with her two sisters, Jennie and Julie. Together, they have performed throughout North America, Russia, South Korea, Kenya and Mauritius. She has also collaborated with artists such as Shauna Rolston, Erika Raum, Steven Dann, Jacques Israelievitch, Jesse Levine and Syoko Aki.  She has received chamber music coachings from the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Bernadene Blaha, Lorand Fenyves, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, members of the Tokyo String Quartet, and Paul Katz.

A frequent performer of new music, Ms. Jung performed the world premiere of the  Trio for Horn, Piano, and Violin by Norwegian composer Trygve Madsen, while featured as an artist at the International Horn Summit in Banff.  While in residence at the Banff Centre, she collaborated with Gary Kulesha, and Krystof Penderecki, which culminated in the performance of many new works.  Ms. Jung performed the premiere of “A” for solo violin by the Canadian composer Lusiana Lukman, written for her in 1998.

Ms. Jung has attended masterclass programs at the Meadowmount School of Music, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Norfolk, Orford, and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals.  She has also participated in masterclasses with such artists as Jose Luis-Garcia, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Cho-Liang Lin, Mayumi Seiler, Scott St. John and Jaime Laredo.  She has been awarded numerous scholarships including the Aline Hector Perrier Scholarship offered by the Fonds Les Amis de l’Art, and is a recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Performing Arts Training Grant.  She completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance at the University of Toronto with David Zafer, and Lorand Fenyves.  In 1999, Ms. Jung began graduate studies at Yale University School of Music studying with Syoko Aki, and received a Master of Music degree in 2001 and an Artist Diploma in 2002. 

Ms. Jung is currently on faculty at the Claremont School of Music, and is an adjunct professor at the Vanguard University.