Andrew Kwan Artists Management

LUCILLE CHUNG

PIANO

 

 

“Lucille Chung’s stylish and refined performance…with imperturbable clarity and insight.”

- GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

REVIEWS

"Chung is able to evoke the mercurial mood changes so characteristic of Poulenc with grace, consistently beautiful sound and an unerring sense of proportion."

- GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

 

“Chung exudes grace and poise at the keyboard, directing all of her energy toward making the music speak clearly.”

- TORONTO STAR

 

“Lucille Chung’s brilliant, crystalline performances are certainly very impressive indeed.”

- BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

 

“Lucille Chung’s stylish and refined performance…with imperturbable clarity and insight.”

- GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

 

“Combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance.”

- LE SOIR, Belgium

 

 “…riveting, illuminating, fiery, transcendental pianism…”

- NEW YORK CONCERT REVIEW

 

"Chung's concert is one to remember - This petite pianist plays with a power twice her size. Twenty years from now, it won’t be her that you remember, but her performance.”

- BUDAPEST WEEK MAGAZINE

 

“…Chung’s blazing gutsy performance was exciting and rewarding…”

- THE WASHINGTON POST

 

 “…a bravura display of extroversion and sensitivity.”

- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

 

“Ms. Chung, a first-rate pianist by any standard and a name to watch.”

- AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

 

“Elle allie la science à la spontanéité, avec une technique invisible. C’est tour l’art du naturel.

- RÉPERTOIRE, France

BIOGRAPHY

Canadian pianist Lucille Chung is renowned for her “blazing gutsy performance[s]” (The Washington Post). The celebrated pianist, Ms. Chung has been making her mark from an early age. At age ten, she had made her debut performance with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and a few years later, she claimed first place in the Stravinsky International Piano Competition.

 

Since her early success, Ms. Chung has performed with over 60 leading orchestras around the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, KBS Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Weimar, UNAM Philharmonic (Mexico), Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Flemish Radio Orchestra as well as all of the major Canadian orchestras. She has appeared with prestigious conductors including, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Spivakov, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Charles Dutoit, to name a few.

 

As recitalist, Lucille has performed in over 30 countries. She is often invited to chamber festivals and recent appearances include the Seoul Arts Centre Orchestra Festival in Korea, Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and the Aruba Piano Festival. She regularly performs with her husband as a member of the Bax & Chung Piano Duo.

 

Ms. Chung has a discography of ten titles featuring solo, concerto, and piano duo recordings. Her most recent CD, Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo, was released on the Signum label in June 2016 to high acclaim. The new disc features works by Poulenc for solo piano and she is joined by Alessio Bax for the composer's  piano duo works.

 

Lucille graduated from both the Curtis Institute and The Juilliard School before the age of 20. She then furthered her studies in Europe at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Hochschule für Musik (Franz Liszt) Weimar and Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy, where she worked with the late Lazar Berman. The recipient of many prestigious awards, she was recently named Honorary Professor of the Jilin Arts College in China and is on the faculty of the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas.

 

Lucille Chung is a Steinway Artist.

 

October 2016

 

PHOTOS

Photography

Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

 

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PREFERRED CONCERTO LIST
2015-18

John Adams

Grand Pianola Music

 

Bach

Concerto BWV 1056

 

Bartók

Rhapsody Op. 1

 

Beethoven

Concerto No. 2, No. 3, No. 5

 

Brahms

Concerto No. 1

 

Unsuk Chin

Piano Concerto

 

Chopin

Concerto No. 1

 

Franck

Les Djinns- Poème symphonique

 

Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

 

Grieg

Concerto

 

Ligeti

Concerto for Piano

 

Liszt

Concerto No. 1

 

Henry Charles Litolff

Concerto symphonique Op.102 "Scherzo"

 

Mendelssohn

Concerto No. 1 & No. 2

 

Mozart

Concerto K. 271, K. 414, K. 459, K. 466, K. 488, K. 488

Concerto K. 365 for Two Pianos

 

Piazzolla

The Four Seasons

 

Poulenc

Concerto for Two Pianos

 

Prokofiev

Concerto No. 1 & No. 3

 

Rachmaninov

Concerto No. 1 & No. 2

 

Ravel

Concerto in G Major

 

Saint-Saëns

Concerto No. 2

"Africa"

"Wedding Cake"

Carnival of the Animals

 

Schumann

Concerto in a minor

 

Scriabin

Prometheus: Poem of Fire

 

Shostakovich

Concerto No. 1

 

Stravinsky

Concerto for Piano and Winds

 

Tchaikovsky

Concerto No. 1

 

 

Recital repertoire available upon request

Master classes and workshops available

Other concerti available upon request

DISCOGRAPHY

Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo

Signum CD455

 

Mozart & Me, Piano works

XX1 CD 2-1732

 

Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Transcriptions

XX1 CD 2-1682

 

The Fazioli Concert Hall Series

Fazioli Series

 

Scriabin Piano Works

Dynamic CDS 416

 

LIGETI - Works for piano, two pianos and piano four hands

Dynamic CDS 434

 

György Ligeti: Piano Works

Dynamic CDS 358

 

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals

FWSO Label

 

Felix Mendelssohn

CD RIC 29989

 

Lucille Chung: Début Recording

Palexa Label

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