Jihye Sung holding a violin outdoors.

Jihye Sung

Violinist Jihye Sung enjoys her versatile career as a chamber musician collaborating with artists in various musical styles. Ms. Sung made her solo debut at the age of 14 performing the Lalo Violin Concerto as a winner of the Korea and America National Music Competition. Among her many prizes and awards are 1st prize at Daejun Music Association National Competition, and 1st prize at Gyoungido Music Competition, both in South Korea. She has appeared as a soloist with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Strings and with the Korean and America Youth Orchestra. Born into a musical family, her professional training began at age 6. She attended the Sunhwa Art School in Seoul and spent her high school years in Sydney, Australia. She entered Sookmyung Women’s University where she held a position of concertmistress of the Sookmyung Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Sung received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music. Her teachers include Kurt Nikkanen, Lucie Robert, and Patinka Kopec. Ms. Sung regularly performs with Montana Chamber Music Society, String Orchestra of the Rockies, and Bozeman Symphony Orchestra. She currently serves as the instructor of violin, viola, and chamber music at Montana State University.