2017 Musicians & FellowsJosephine Chung

Born in Sydney, Josephine is 18 years old and currently studies with Dr Robin Wilson in her first year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Josephine began violin lessons at age three and made her orchestral debut with the Guangxi Provincial Symphony Orchestra in China at age 11. She has previously studied with Yasuki Nakamura and Prof. Peter Zhang, and has had masterclasses with Pinchas Zukerman, Ilya Konovolov and Olivier Charlier.

Josephine was the winner of the prestigious 2016 Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship, following her recital and performance of the Sibelius Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, she won the Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, and in 2013 the National Youth Concerto Competition. She also appeared as a guest soloist with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in 2015, performing Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy under Dr Nicholas Milton. In 2014 Josephine was a semi-finalist in the Junior Section of the Menuhin International Violin Competition, held in the USA. She was a finalist in the 2014 Kendall Violin Competition and was awarded the Richard Pollett Memorial Sonata Prize.

A keen chamber musician, Josephine has participated in the Chamber Music Program of the Sounds Thinking Summer School in 2015 and 2017. She has performed regularly in string quartets in the Rising Stars Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, through which she has worked with Dimity Hall, John Harding and James Wannan.

Josephine was selected as Concertmaster for both programs of the 2015 Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, as their youngest member, performing under conductors Johannes Fritszch and David Danzmayr. She has also been a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and 2013 ACO Academy.

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