JI HYE JUNG
Ji Hye Jung is the assistant professor of percussion at the University of Kansas. Born in South Korea, she began concertizing at the age of nine. She has performed as a soloist with every major orchestra in Korea. Soon after relocating to the United States in 2004 she garnered consecutive first prizes at the 2006 Linz International Marimba Competition and the 2007 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition in Baltimore.She frequently collaborates with many of today’s most influential conductors and instrumentalists. She has performed as soloist with David Robertson in Carnegie Hall and made her concerto début with the Houston Symphony under the direction of music director Hans Graf. She has also performed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Ireland, the Intimacy of Creativity in Hong Kong, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, and the Grachtenfestival in Holland. She completed a master of music degree from the Yale School of Music and a bachelor of music degree at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University, both under the tutelage of Robert van Sice. As an artist endorser, she represents Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth sticks, and Zildjian cymbals.