College of Arts and Sciences

Erin Chung

  • Erin Chung
    Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts (Piano)
    Phone: 206-296-5360
    Building/Room: Fine Arts 202

    Biography

    Erin Chung is a native of Seoul, Korea. She studied piano at the Eastman School of Music and received her doctoral degree from the University of Washington, where she studied under the tutelage of Robin McCabe, Bela Siki, and Anton Nel, among others.

    She made her debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, and has appeared with numerous symphony orchestras, in solo recitals, and in chamber music performances in United States, Canada, Germany, Austria and Korea. This list includes Mannheim Musikhochschule (Conservatory), Heidelberger Fruhling Musikfestival, Dong-Eui University in Korea, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Washington, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Second City Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, and Johannesen International School of the Arts (Victoria, British Columbia). The Rhein-Neckar Zeitung in Germany observed of her performance at the 12th Internationale Klavierwoche, “Everything seemed to transcend under her hands or to glow in a sharp and virtuous drive.” (translated from the German). Most recently, she performed a duo concert with Dr. Quinton Morris (on Violin) to a sold out audience at Carnegie Hall. She and Dr. Morris have been invited to return in 2014. The duo is also engaged to appear in Benaroya Hall in September, 2012.

    In demand as an interpreter of contemporary music, she has worked closely with internationally recognized composers David Lefkowitz and Detlev Glanert for premiere performances.

    Dr.Chung has served as a member of the piano faculty at the University of Washington and is currently a member of the piano faculty at Seattle University and Pacific Lutheran University.