Sun Chang returned to Chicago from a year of study abroad in London at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Rustem Hayroudinoff. Recent appearances were with Camerata Chicago under the direction of Droston Hall playing Rhapsody in Blue for a series of an all Gershwin program featuring Sylvia McNair. This October, Sun will be on Live from WFMT -Chicago’s Classical Radio Station.
Born in South Korea, Sun immigrated to the US at age eight in search of better musical opportunities. In Seattle she studied with Dr. Peter Mack for ten years, during which she won most of the major local competitions. She was chosen as Seattle Chamber Music Society’s four emerging artists, and gave a series of concerts in the Greater Seattle Area. She was one of seven finalists in the Music Teacher’s National Association’s Senior Solo and Junior Solo competitions.
At Northwestern University in Illinois, where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, she studies with Alan Chow, who in turn was a student of Menahem Pressler and Nelita True. She won the two major scholarship competitions in the area – the Luminarts Cultural Foundation Fellowship, as well as the Jerome and Elaine Neremberg Foundation Scholarship from the Women’s Club of Musicians.
Sun is a versatile musician. Some of her recent projects include a mini recital of Bach’s organ preludes as part of WFMT Chicago’s Bach Organ Project, a recital with violinist Miki Nagahara at the Chicago Cultural Center, playing a double harpsichord concerto with Northwestern’s Baroque Music Ensemble, and premiering new works.