Korean-Canadian pianist Soo Jin Chung received her Master of Music degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University under the tutelage of Jon Kimura Parker. She received her bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Music at University of Toronto under the tutelage of James Parker and Enrico Elisi. During her studies, she has received several scholarships including full tuition awards. Chung has worked with and performed for esteemed artists, such as Robert Levin, Yoheved Kaplinsky, John Perry, Arnaldo Cohen, and John O’Conor, among many others. Her past engagements include performances as a guest soloist with the Toronto Sinfonietta, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and the Hart House Orchestra. She was a semi-finalist of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Competition in 2018. She is an alum of Sarasota Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Centre d’Arts Orford, and Aspen Summer Music Festival.
As an avid chamber musician, her piano trio was awarded the first prize of the annual Felix Galimir Chamber Music Competition. In 2017, she shared the stage with Steven Dann and Douglas McNabney in several chamber performances as an academy fellow at the Toronto Summer Music Festival, while her summer of 2018 saw solo and chamber performances at the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida.
Chung also devotes her free time organizing and performing away from traditional stages as a passionate advocate for outreach performances and projects. She primarily focuses her outreach for older audiences and has provided solo and chamber music to several hospices.