Ji Hye Jung

Ji Hye Jung, percussion (Cheong-Ju, South Korea), is Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Kansas. Ji Hye began concertizing at the age of nine, performing as a soloist with every major orchestra in Korea. After relocating to the United States in 2004, she won first prizes at the 2006 Linz International Marimba Competition and the 2007 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition. Ji Hye has performed with as a soloist with David Robertson conducting an all-Messiaen program in Carnegie Hall, and made her concerto debut in the United States with the Houston Symphony under the direction of Hans Graf. She has presented solo recitals and master classes at the Curtis Institute, Peabody Conservatory, Rice University, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, the Grachtenfestival in Holland, and Beijing's Central Conservatory, among others. Ji Hye has commissioned and premiered new works by composers Michael Torke, Kevin Puts, Alejandro Viñao, Paul Lansky, John Serry, Lucas Ligeti, and Jason Treuting. She is the principal percussionist with the west coast-based Camerata Pacifica, with whom she premiered Bright Sheng’s Marimba Quartet in 2012 and will perform a newly revised version of his marimba concerto in 2014. Ji Hye holds degrees from the Yale School of Music (MM) and at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (BM), both under the tutelage of Robert van Sice. She represents Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth sticks, and Zildjian cymbals. Past Yellow Barn musician (2013)