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Myung-Wha Chung Cello Masterclass
Boston, Massachusetts
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 4:00 PM
Myung-Wha Chung was born in Seoul, South Korea, to a very musical family. Her younger sister is the violinist Kyung-Wha Chung, and her younger brother is the pianist/conductor Myung-Whun Chung.

She finished her high school studies at the Seoul Arts School, and made her debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, before continuing her studies in the USA. She was a pupil of Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School in New York City between 1961 and 1965. Following that, she then studied with Gregor Piatigorsky at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles between 1965-8.

She made her U.S. concert debut in San Francisco in 1969, and her European debut at Spoleto, Italy, in 1969. In that same year, she also had the honor of performing at the White House.

In 1971, she won the Geneva International Music Competition (cello division).

Besides her international concert career as a soloist, playing with the world's leading conductors and orchestras, she also plays chamber music partnering her siblings as the Chung Trio.

Her cello is the 1731 "Braga" Stradivarius.

Today's masterclass features students from the NEC cello studios, and will be livestreamed through Following the masterclass, at 6pm, Myung-Wha Chung answers questions from Paul Katz and audience members.
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