Ah Young Sung
PIANO / VIOLA
Violist Ah-Young Sung, made her professional debut in England in 1996, performing solo recitals throughout the Birmingham area. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London with Rose Roitman Award and Josephine Fuller Award in 2002, which were awarded to the most talented violist. She attained her Master’s from Yale University in 2004 and her Artist’s Diploma in the following year along with Georgina Lucy Grosvenor Memorial Prize, which was given to the violist whose performances exhibited the highest potential for success as a soloist or chamber musician in the field.
Born in South Korea, she began her musical studies at the age of 12, and her principal teachers have been Jesse Levine, Martin Outram and John White. A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Sung has performed in the Purcell Room at the Royal Festival Hall, Clevedon House and Lauderdale House and has worked with such famous string quartets as the Amadeus, Skampa, Alberni, Maginni, Julliard and Tokyo Quartets. She worked as a principal violist for London Korean Symphony Orchestra for 6 years along with other various student orchestras in London.
As a founding member of the award winning String Quartet, Alianza Quartet, currently she is associated with Yale School of Music as a Postgraduate Associate.