Janet Sung


Violinist Janet Sung has performed worldwide with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, South Korea’s Pusan Philharmonic, Germany’s Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Russia’s Omsk Philharmonic, Egypt’s Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Aspen Festival Chamber Symphony, and the orchestras of Boise, Delaware, Dubuque, Hartford, Las Cruces, Tacoma and Wyoming, amongst others. Festival appearances as concerto and recital soloist include Switzerland's Lucerne Festival, Aspen, Britt, Bellingham, Sewanee, and Conciertos de La Villa Festival de Santo Domingo.

Celebrated for performances of traditional repertoire, including multiple broadcasts of her Korngold Concerto on NPR’s “Performance Today,” she is also a champion of works from the 21st century, premiering Kenneth Fuchs’ American Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra, Augusta Read Thomas’ Double Helix, released on Nimbus Records/UK, and Kenneth Hesketh’s Inscription/Transformation for Violin and Orchestra. In 2019, she will premiere a new Violin Concerto by Augusta Read Thomas commissioned and written for her. Her recordings include Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, the latter with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig. Her latest include an upcoming solo CD on the Grammy-nominated Sono Luminus label and a concerto CD with the Britten Sinfonia for SOMM Recordings (UK). Ms. Sung is regularly heard at the Kreeger Festival in Washington, D.C., Bowdoin International Music Festival, Newport Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Festival, and with the American Chamber Players. Sung graduated from Harvard and Juilliard, and was later invited as the Clifton Visiting Artist at Harvard. She is currently Professor and Head of Strings at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago.