Myung-Wha Chung


South Korea

Cellist and Artistic Director of the Great Mountains Music Festival (Pyongchang)


Comes from a famous musical family. Her sister Kyung-Wha Chung is a violinist, and her brother, Myung-Whun Chung, is a pianist, conductor and a prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. Myung-Wha Chung trained at the Juilliard School of Music under Leonard Rose and at the University of Southern California with Gregor Piatigorsky. In 1971 she won the Geneva International Music Competition and since then has played in the most prestigious venues around the world. She teaches at the Mannes College of Music in New York and at the Korean National Institute of the Arts. Since 2010 she has been the Artistic Director of the Great Mountains Music Festival held in Pyongchang, which will be the site of the Winter Olympic Games in 2018.


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