Violist Minjung Chun has been the recipient of numerous performance honors and prizes. She was First Prize Winner of the Korean Chamber Orchestra Competition in Strings, the Music Journal Competition, and the Sungshin Women’s University Competition. She was a top prizewinner in the American Protégé Competition’s Concerto division, and was invited to perform in the Winners’ Recital in Carnegie Recital Hall. She was also the top prizewinner in several important Competitions sponsored by the Korean media, including the Korean National Journal Competition, the Segye Daily Newspaper Competition, and the Kukmin Daily Newspaper Competition.
Her appearances as concerto soloist with orchestra include performances with the Philharmonia Boston Orchestra, the Yewon Orchestra and with the Rumanian National Orchestra. Her first solo recital was as a winner of the Kumho Young Artist auditions in Korea. As a chamber player, she was presented in a Kumho Chamber Music Concert, Buam Art Chamber Concert, and she has performed with the Tokyo String Quartet at the Norfolk Music Festival, The artist faculty series at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Vista Chamber Concert, New Music New Haven as well as in joint faculty/doctoral student performances on BU’s “Chamber Music Masterworks” series. She was a chosen as a Kaplan Fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and performed in a special Kaplan Fellows Chamber Concert. She was invited to the Primrose International Viola Competition, Hugo Kauder International Viola Competition as a finalist, and participated in many additional music festivals including The Summit Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival as well.
Ms. Chun attended Yewon Arts School and Seoul Arts High School and graduated with top honors. She earned the Bachelor of Music degree at Korean National University of Arts, and the Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma at Yale University’s School of Music, where she studied with Ettore Causa. The recipient of special Boston University String Department Honors, she earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at BU’s School of Music, studying with Michelle LaCourse. She is actively involved as a faculty of Boston Music Institute, and in several ensembles and orchestras in the Boston area, including performances with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Cantata Singers, Philharmonia Boston, NEMPAC Chamber Orchestra, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and Soloists of New England Ensemble.