Pianist Mia Chung was the first-prize winner of the 1993 Concert Artists Guild Competition and a recipient of the 1997 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Mia has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony, Alabama Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Boston Pops and the Seoul Philharmonic, among others, under the direction of such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, Andrew Litton, and Richard Westerfield.
An active recitalist, she has performed in major concert halls including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall, Seoul’s Sejong Art Center, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. A 1993 Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency, Mia toured Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union. She was also a member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society II. Her CD and DVD recordings of works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann and Lee Hyla have earned high praise and award recognition.
Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, received a master's degree from Yale University and a doctorate degree from the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Peter Serkin, Boris Berman, Raymond and Anne Hanson and George Manos.
Mia joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in the spring of 2012. In Spring of 2015, she will be partnering with Arnold Steinhardt to teach the Coursera course World of the String Quartet.