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Cedarville, music, recitals, violin, Hung


Violinist Jessica Hung (b. 1986) has served as Concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008. Previously, Jessica held the same title with the Annapolis, Ashland, Chicago Civic, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestras, as well as the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Akron Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as Principal Second Violin of the Blossom Festival Orchestra, Guest Concertmaster with the Peninsula Music Festival in Wisconsin and Sinfonia Gulf Coast in Florida, and as a substitute violinist with the major orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Milwaukee.

Jessica’s upcoming solo engagements during the DPO’s 2015‐16 season include performances of Ravel’s Tzigane on New Year’s Eve and the Mendelssohn Concerto on the Classical series on January 8 and 9, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Her appointment in Dayton came on the heels of intensive training with William Preucil, Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra, and Stephen Rose, Principal Second Violin. In 2007, she received a Bachelor of Music with Academic Honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She began her undergraduate education at Northwestern University, where she studied with Gerardo Ribeiro.

As an instructor, she has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Dayton and mentored for the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Centerville Schools Orchestra Program, and the Piano Preparatory School in Beavercreek. Jessica has also adjudicated for competitions of the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs, University of Cincinnati College‐Conservatory of Music, and Chamber Music Yellow Springs. Jessica gave her solo concerto debut with the Chicago Youth Concert Orchestra at age twelve. She has since appeared as a soloist with the University of Chicago Chamber, Kishwaukee Symphony, and Wright State University Symphony Orchestras. For five consecutive seasons at the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, Jessica held the unique title of Resident Soloist and appeared annually on subscription programs featuring works from the Romantic violin concerto repertoire. Her awards include the Northwestern University Thaviu String Competition, Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Scholarship Auditions, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Feinberg Youth Auditions. She also studied viola with Helen Callus of the University of California at Santa Barbara and has taken first place at the Chicago Viola Society Solo Competition.

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, to Taiwanese parents, Jessica grew up in the Chicago area and currently resides in Dayton with her husband John and their two cats, Nikki and Aeneas.



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