The Jung Trio is comprised of sisters Jennie (piano), Ellen (violin), and Julie (cello) Jung, and has appeared in concerts all across North America as well as around the world in Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Initial successes include top prizes in their native country at the Canadian Music Competition, Kiwanis Music Festival, and the CIBC National Music Festival. The trio had numerous performances throughout Canada in the Music and Sound Festival at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Orford Arts Festival, Debut-Young Concert Artist, Mooredale Concert, Canadian Chamber Music Academy, and CBC’s Music Around Us series. Broadcasts of the group’s performances have included CBC Radio and Television, CJRT Radio, CFMT Television, TV Ontario, KBS Radio, and EBS Radio. Jung Trio has been featured in Strad, Strings, and Auditorium (Korea) magazines, in the Korea Times, as well as on the South Korean television program, A Classical Odyssey.
The Jung Trio was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2002 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Bronze Medal at the 2002 Fischoff Competition. The trio has appeared in recitals in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Connecticut, Ohio, Indiana, South Korea, Kenya, and Mauritius, and performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the State Symphony Orchestra of Tatarstan in Kazan (Russia), the Korean Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles (USA), the Korean-Canadian Symphony Orchestra in Toronto (Canada), and with the Taejon Symphony Orchestra in Taejon (South Korea). In addition, the Jung Trio has appeared at numerous festivals including the Great Lakes, Norfolk, and Orford Chamber Music Festivals, Songfest, and the Banff Centre for the Arts, where they served as Trio-in-Residence in 1998. The trio was featured as Young Artists
International Debut Artists at the 10thInternational Laureates Festival in Los Angeles and also made their debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall. In the summer of 2009, the trio made its European debut, performing in Berlin, Germany, and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Also that year, their recording of Dvorak’s Trio in F minor, Op. 65, was released by Groove Note records on LP and SACD.
The Jung Trio is dedicated to helping serve in their community and have organized several fundraising events. After the passing of their mother from breast cancer in December, 2006, the sisters have held two benefit concerts for the Susan G. Komen foundation raising close to $10,000, and are planning to continue this fundraising event annually. Additionally, following the earthquake in Haiti last year, the trio organized “Promise for Haiti,” a benefit concert for Promise Child’s (www.promisechild.com) mission efforts in Haiti.
The sisters have received degrees from the University of Toronto, New England Conservatory of Music, and all three graduated from Yale University School of Music. Most recently, pianist Jennie received her Doctorate in Musical Arts from The Juilliard School. She is on faculty at the Claremont Graduate University and is a chamber music coach at the Colburn School for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Ellen and Julie perform frequently with iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra and record for commercials and movie/TV soundtracks. The Jung Trio is currently Trio-in-Residence at Vanguard University of Southern California and is working to build the chamber music program at the school.
photo: from booklet Dvorak’s Trio in F minor, Op. 65