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Yousun Chung

Senior Artist Teacher

Email: yscele@gmail.com

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Oboist Yousun Chung has performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States. Based in New York, she is an associate musician at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, Greenwich Symphony, Riverside Symphony, and Orpheus.

Ms. Chung is an assistant Faculty member at the Juilliard School, Pre-college division since 2007, as well as main Faculty for the reed classes. She is also an adjunct faculty at Columbia University, where students have to audition for a special prize in order to study under her tutelage. Ms. Chung has been a faculty member at Viand Summer Music festival 2010 where she had the pleasure to recruit the entire group of participants for the oboe studio. As an up and coming musician, Yousun Chung is regarded as an oboist and teacher of the highest level by both her professional colleagues as well as students. Testimony to her accomplishment as an educator, Ms Chung’s students consistently gain admission to top conservatories in the US.

As an achieved ensemble player and a solo artist, Ms. Chung appeared as a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra in the summer of 2008. Ms. Chung has also performed as a guest soloist with the Sejong soloists from 2006 to 2010 at Carnegie Hall and the Great Mountain Music Festival in South Korea. In 2003, Yousun Chung made her Alice Tully Hall debut where she premiered the Ursula Memlok Oboe Concerto with the New Juilliard Ensemble. As a winner of the concerto competition in 2006, Ms. Chung performed the Handel G minor Oboe Concerto at the Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra.

Ms. Chung received her Bachelor and Master's degree at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Elaine Douvas, Eugene Izotov, Thomas Stacy, Linda Strommen, and John Mack, as a recipient of the Eilleen Hayes Ludlam Memorial scholarship. As a Full scholarship student, Ms Chung also received a Professional Studies degree from the Mannes School of Music, where she studied with Elaine Douvas and Richard Dallessio.