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Six Questions: Victoria Chung, Oboe

Get To Know the Festival's 2018 Fellows
July 27, 2018

Oboist VICTORIA CHUNG is completing her BM degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Nathan Hughes. As an enthusiastic ensemble player, Chung enriched her orchestral experiences during summer, including at the Pacific Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, NSO Summer Music Institute, and the 28th Annual Young Musicians program of CMS of Lincoln Center. Her ambitious spirit extends beyond the orchestral performances, to active solo performances. Following her debut with the Hankook Symphony Orchestra in Seoul in 2008, Chung won opportunities to perform with the National Orchestral Institute in 2015 and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra in May of 2016.

What is a favorite non-musical activity / what do you enjoy doing on your down time?

I love to explore New York City and going to new coffee shops.

What are the first 5 items on your playlist?

Debussy: Daphnis and Chloe

Maroon5: Sunday Morning

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Shawn Mendes: Mercy

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

What book are you currently reading?

I am reading The Poet by Michael Connelly

Why did you choose your instrument?

I chose to play oboe because I think it’s most close to the human voice and it soars!

Do you have any pre-concert traditions?

I cook steak with onions and potatoes in the morning of audition/concert.

If you could create and play in any chamber ensemble, whom would it include?

Emmanuel Pahud on Flute and Andras Schiff on Piano