Myung-whun Chung

South Korean pianist and conductor Myung-whun Chung was born in Seoul on 22 January 1953. He studied piano with Maria Curcio, beginning his career as a pianist, then studied conducting at the Mannes College of Music and at Juilliard.

He was chief conductor of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken (1984-90), principal guest conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Firenze (1987-92), music director of Opéra de Paris-Bastille (1989-94), principal conductor of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (1997-2005) and was principal conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-15). He has been principal guest conductor of Staatskapelle Dresden since 2012, and has conducted most major orchestras in North America and Europe.

Myung-whun Chung records exclusively for the Deutsche Grammophon label, and has received a series of awards and honours.


A selection of articles about Myung-whun Chung

Ensemble. Do You like Chung? - Myung-whun Chung conducts Brahms symphonies, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi