Kyung Wha Chung (정경화)

Kyung Wha Chung


Appears regularly as a soloist with the world’s most prestigious orchestras, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Andre Previn, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, and the late Sir Georg Solti. As a recitalist, has collaborated with Radu Lupu, Krystian Zimerman, Peter Frankl, and Itamar Golan. Member of the Chung Trio, with her brother, conductor-pianist Myung-Whun Chung, and sister, cellist Myung-Wha Chung. Awarded the Medal of Civil Merit, the government of South Korea’s highest honor. Exclusive EMI recording artist since 1988; numerous recordings for Angel/EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, London/Decca, and RCA. Gramophone Award winner for her recording of Strauss and Respighi Sonatas for DG with Krystian Zimerman, as well as for her EMI Classics recording of Bartok’s Second Violin Concerto and Rhapsodies under Sir Simon Rattle.


Author: Jiyeon Kang (Jenny)

MFA Student of Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design

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