Artist Bio

Sarah Sung, viola

Australian-Korean violist Sarah Sung takes music beyond the stages of Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House, traveling globally to diverse and marginalized communities since the age of eight. Together with Timothy Chooi and Drake Driscoll, Sarah is a cofounder of VISION Collective, an initiative that builds meaningful relationships with and among refugees by sharing and exchanging music between diverse communities. In recognition of their work, the VISION Collective was the recipient of the $20,000 McGraw Family Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach in 2020. Sarah’s passion for chamber music has led her to play with the Jupiter Chamber Players and attend prestigious festivals including Yellow Barn, Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, Kneisel Hall, and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music. She has performed with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Catherine Cho, Roger Tapping, Natasha Brofsky, and Vivian Weilerstein. Under the tutelage of Paul Neubauer and Cynthia Phelps, Sarah received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she is completing her master’s degree. At Juilliard, she served as a Gluck Community Service Fellow, and as a principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra in venues such as David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall. Sarah will be starting her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Northwestern University this fall.