Janet Sung


Praised by Maestro Leonard Slatkin as a "major musical personality" for her "blending of bravura technique with a logical sense of musical style," violinist Janet Sung has made solo appearances with various orchestras in the United States, including The Pittsburgh Symphony. She has also made recital appearances in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

Miss Sung began violin studies at age seven and made her first public appearance the following year. By age nine, she had won numerous prizes such at the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Competition and the Pittsburgh Symphony Young Soloists Competition.

She has received awards from the Tuesday Musical Club, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the H.E. Kivedas Scholarship and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship, the Starling Foundation Scholarship, and the first prize scholarship from the Musicians Club of Pittsburgh.

Miss Sung graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1995 in music and anthropology while continuing to study with her long-time mentor, Josef Gingold. She is currently working with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School.

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