Ji Hye Jung

Ji Hye Jung, percussion (Cheong-Ju, South Korea), is Associate Professor of Percussion at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. She has commissioned and premiered works by composers such as Kevin Puts, Alejandro Viñao, and Jason Treuting. Ji Hye began concertizing at the age of nine, performing as a soloist with every major orchestra in Korea. After relocating to the United States in 2004, she won first prizes at the 2006 Linz International Marimba Competition and the 2007 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition. For eight years, Ji Hye served as principal percussionist with the west coast-based chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica, with whom she premiered works by Bright Sheng, David Bruce, and Huang Ruo. She has performed at the Tomarimbando Festival in Portugal, the New Music Indaba in South Africa, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Ireland, the Intimacy of Creativity in Hong Kong, the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, and the Grachtenfestival in Holland. Ji Hye holds degrees from the Yale School of Music (MM) and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (BM), both under the tutelage of Robert van Sice. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2013)