As an acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, Sooah Jung has appeared throughout the United States and South Korea. Her performance highlights include solo recitals at the Eastman School of Music and the Hochstein School as well as concerto performances with Colorado College Music Festival Orchestra, Penn State University Philharmonic Orchestra, Ewha Womans University Orchestra and Korea National Police Orchestra. Her performances in the Hochstein and the Penn State were broadcast live on a local radio and online.
She is a prizewinner of numerous distinguished competitions in both South Korea and the United States, including Sungjung Music Competition, Korea & America Music Competition, Sookmyung Music Competition, Daehan Cultural Institute Competition, The American Prize Competition, and concerto competitions at the Colorado College Music Festival, Penn State University, and Ewha Womans University. She was also privileged to work with great musicians including Charles Castleman, Don Weilerstein, Scott Yoo, Andrew Wan, Lina Yu, Brentano Quartet, Ying Quartet, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and Takács Quartet in masterclasses.
She graduated from Seoul Arts High School and Ewha Womans University in South Korea and completed her Master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music, where she continued her studies with Oleh Krysa as a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature and graduate Teaching Assistant. After finishing her DMA, she taught at Truman State University as Lecturer of Violin and Viola (2021-2022) and has been sharing her love of music with students and audiences of all stripes.
In her free time, Sooah can be found drawing, watching videos of cute animals, and playing with her dog, Donut.
Sooah plays a 1815 Johann Schöenfelder violin.