Born in Montréal, Canadian pianist Lucille Chung has been acclaimed for her “stylish and refined” performances by Gramophone. Since her debut at age 10 with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, she has toured with Charles Dutoit in Asia and performed with over 65 leading orchestras around the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, KBS Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Staatskapelle Weimar, UNAM Philharmonic (Mexico), Flemish Radio Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony as well as all the major Canadian orchestras, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver among others. She has appeared with conductors such as Penderecki, Spivakov, Nézet-Séguin and Petrenko.
Ms. Chung has given solo recitals at the finest concert halls in over 30 countries including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Washington’s Kennedy Center, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London, and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional. Festival appearances include the Verbier, Dresden, Bard, Music@Menlo, and Santander festivals.
She graduated from both the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School before she turned 20. She furthered her studies in London with Maria Curcio, at the “Mozarteum” in Salzburg, and in Weimar and Imola, Italy with Lazar Berman. She also worked with Joaquín Achúcarro at SMU where she is now a Johnson-Prothro Artist-in-Residence.
Chung has received excellent reviews worldwide for her discs of the complete works of Ligeti as well as Scriabin piano works on the Dynamic label, garnering 5 Stars from the BBC Music Magazine and Fono Forum in Germany, as well as R10 from Répertoire Classica in France. Her extensive discography includes Saint-Saëns Piano Transcriptions and “Mozart & Me” on the XXI/Universal label. For Signum Records, she recently released Poulenc Piano Works and an all Liszt album as well as a piano duo CD with Alessio Bax.
She is fluent in French, English, Korean, Italian, German and Russian. She and husband, pianist Alessio Bax live in New York City with their daughter Mila.