Festival Artist

Guest Artist

Junah Chung – viola

Junah Chung, violist, is one of the busier chamber musicians, orchestral performers and teachers in the metropolitan New York area. He earned his Master’s degree at the Juilliard School, where he studied viola with Lillian Fuchs and William Lincer, and chamber music with Joseph Fuchs, Eugene Lehner, Felix Galimir and William Pleeth. He is a member of New York Philomusica, the Kolot Ensemble and the Jewish Arts Ensemble of New York, and is principal solo violist of the SONOS Chamber Orchestra. Hailed for his robust tone and deep, probing musicality, Junah has been the featured soloist in performances at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center’s Paul Hall, the Society for Ethical Culture, the National Museum of Iceland, Music in Chelsea, Festival of the Arts in South Nyack, and at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. International festival credits include Prussia Cove (UK), Bright Lights Music Festival (Iceland), Holland Music Sessions, and the Rhode Island Summer Chamber Music Festival, LIU Post Summer Chamber music festival, Stonybrook Summer Festival, Elan International Festival, Utah Chamber Music Festival, Ramapo Music Festival, Daejeon Chamber Music Festival, and the Lake Winnepesaukee Chamber Music Festival. As an orchestral musician, Junah has held the post of Assistant Principal Violist of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and continues to perform regularly with the American Ballet Theater, the New York Philharmonic, and in Broadway productions of Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, Wicked, and South Pacific. A devoted teacher, his students have been accepted into the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory, Peabody Institute, and the Manhattan School of Music. Junah lives with his wife, violinist Ragga Petursdottir in Westchester. He is an avid golfer and grill master.