N E T H E R L A N D S
Mimi Jung started violin at the age of four and a half with Mrs. Nan Kim. At the age of eight, she was accepted as a student by the wellknown Italian violinist, Roberto Cani. She has been part of the Colburn Chamber Orchestra as the Concertmaster as well as the American Youth Symphony. Her love for performing has brought her venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Athenaeum Main Concert Hall in Bucharest, Romania.
Most recently, she performed for the Headmaster and numerous Nobel Prize Laureates in Trinity College, Cambride, England. She also performed the Tchaikovsky violin concerto at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Fresno Orchestra Summer Academy Orchestra. This year, she was chosen to compete in the Queen Elisabeth International competition, as well as the Singapore International violin competition, the Michael Hill International Competition, and the Heida Hermanns International string competition. She has also participated in the 7th Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, which took place in Weimar, Germany. She became a finalist, and as a result, she performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Liszt Academy Orchestra. She also performed in the Pittsburgh Concert Society recital after returning from the Louis Spohr competition as a recipient of the scholarship from the Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Artist’s auditions.
As a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University, she performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Orchestra as a winner of the annual Carnegie Mellon Concerto Competition. Ms. Jung was a semifinalist of the Spotlight Music Competition in Los Angeles and has been named the first place winner of the Edith Knox Concerto Competition. She was also a prize winner of the American Fine Arts Festival International String Competition and received the Audience Prize and Director’s Award from the International Concerto Competition hosted at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado. She was a recipient of the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale scholarship and was featured in the 2013 Los Cancioneros concert series.
Ms. Jung has attended numerous music festivals all around the world, including the Intensive Strings and Piano program in Fresno, California during which she performed in a master class given by Vadim Gluzman, as well as the Lamont PreCollege Academy in Colorado during which she gave several recitals and performed with the Academy’s orchestra. She has also participated in the Music in the Mountains Summer Festival, during which she performed in a master class given by Dmitri Berlinsky, and also participated in the Beverly Hills International Music Festival in California during which she performed with the Festival’s orchestra and performed in a master class given by Oleh Krysa. Most recently, she attended the Cambridge International String Academy where she studied with Yuzuko Horigome and Rodney Friend.
Her love for giving back to the community has brought her to become a member of Musicians with a Mission, which makes it possible to bring music to those in hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement homes. She will begin fundraising for the Agape Orphanage which is located in Romania.
She is now attending Carnegie Mellon University as an undergraduate senior and is pursuing her musical studies under the guidance of Professor Cyrus Forough.
Ms. Jung currently plays on a 1790 Lupot violin.