iolinist INGRID KUO CHUN was born in Taiwan to a family of musicians. She began her music studies at age five on violin and piano. After winning the Taiwan National Competition, she emigrated to the U.S. and studied with Almita Vamos and Alice Schoenfeld. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay. Chun has received numerous honors and awards from various organizations, such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Young Musicians Foundation.
In addition, she has participated in the Hague Music Festival, as well as Aspen and Taos Music Festivals. Chun made her solo debut with the L.A. Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2005 and was a featured soloist in The Four Seasons for the Toyota Symphony for Youth concerts. She maintains a regular performance schedule as a soloist and chamber musician, featured often in the Green Umbrella New Music series and the LA Phil Chamber Music series. As a teacher, Chun has served on faculty in La Sierra University and as string orchestra director for The Master’s College. She currently teaches at Azusa Pacific University. Moreover, Chun enjoys arranging, composing, and improvising on piano and violin. She can also be heard on her solo CDs of popular hymns, What A Friend and Songs For My Father.