Kyung Wha Chung is recognised throughout the world as one of the finest violinists of her generation. A prolific recording artist, her dazzling and probing artistry has made her a much-acclaimed performer throughout her forty-year career. Lauded for her passion, her musicality, and the intense excitement that she brings to her performances, Chung’s uniquely expressive interpretations of the violin literature have established her as an artist of the very highest stature.
Violin legend Kyung Wha Chung will be opening this year’s Verbier Festival in the Salle des Combins on 22 July. Kyung Wha will perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Verbier Festival Orchestra,...
As members of the Chung Trio, she and her siblings became the United Nations' first good-will anti-drug ambassadors for their concert-giving support of anti-drug campaigns in Rome, New York, Chicago, and other cities of the world. Kyung-Wha Chung has been literally showered with recognition for her sparkling, energetic personality, and for her concentrated, inspiring, and nearly technically perfect performances; she is considered one of the top violinists in the world.
From the Chicago Tribune: “Few soloists of any age can match Georg Solti in drive and energy output, but last night it took only a measure or two of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto to certify Kyung-Wha Chung as one of them. The comely Korean violinist still in her mid-twenties, took those familiar old melodies and made them sing as if their life depended on it—as indeed it does. There are more accurate players in the thinning ranks of true virtuoso performers, but only a handful with her ability to sustain listener interest and communicate the feeling behind the notes. . . . Miss Chung takes fullest advantage of her instrument’s ability to breathe life into a sustained tone and has an actress’ sense of phrase and pacing. . . . It has been years since I attended a performance of this work which seemed too short. She left me wishing for more.” The complete reviews are , , and .