Artist Bio

Lisa Sung, viola

Australian-Korean violist Lisa Sung is an avid chamber musician and soloist and has frequently performed at the Sydney Opera House and across the world in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the Philippines, and Korea. She made her concerto debut at age fourteen, and her noteworthy performances include the Bartók Viola Concerto at the Sydney Opera House, the Mozart Sinfonia concertante at Sydney Angel Place Concert Hall with the MLC Symphony Orchestra, and the Walton Viola Concerto and Wranitzky Double Viola Concerto with the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra (Australia) as winner of the Australian States Concerto Competition. She has been featured in Australia’s national music magazine, Stringendo, and in numerous national newspapers across Australia and Korea. She has performed live on radio broadcasts in Sydney and for Australia’s former prime minister, John Howard. Sung won the International String Player Award at the Tenth Gisborne International Music Competition, New Zealand, and recently won a Special Prize at the Twelfth Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (2016). A keen chamber musician, she has been selected for the esteemed Juilliard Chamber Music Honors Program starting in the fall of 2016. Sung attended the Taos Chamber Music Festival in 2015, where she worked with the Borromeo, Brentano, and Shanghai String Quartets. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Lisa Sung has just completed her sophomore year at the Juilliard School, where she studies with Paul Neubauer as a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship Scholarship.