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Violinist INGRID KUO CHUN made her solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2005. Born in Taiwan to a family of musicians, Chun began her music studies at age five on violin and piano. After winning the Taiwan National Competition, she immigrated 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 Aspen and Taos Music Festivals and was chosen to perform with the New York String Orchestra under Alexander Schneider. Chun was a member of the Pacific Symphony for one season before winning her current position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She also maintains a regular performance schedule as a soloist and chamber musician. Moreover, she is an accomplished player of the Chinese violin, the er-hu, and enjoys arranging and improvising on piano and violin. Chun can also be heard on her solo CD of popular hymns, What A Friend, and the latest release, Songs For My Father, which have been well received worldwide.