“Judy Hung is one of the very few musicians I know who can play both parts of the Franck violin sonata.” – Michael Gurt
Judy Hung enjoys a versatile career as pianist, violinist and violist. She performs on modern and period instruments. She has appeared as soloist with La Petite Bande Summer Festival (Italy), Chautauqua Music Festival Orchestra (USA), San Francisco Conservatory Baroque Ensemble (USA), National Sun Yat-sen University Orchestra (Taiwan), Da Dao Chen Orchestra (Taiwan), McGill Baroque Orchestra (Canada) and Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra (Canada). She is the winner of the Taiwan Violin Competition, Kaohsiung Violin Competition, Syracuse University Piano Concerto Competition, and Sewanee International Music Festival Chamber Music Competition.
An experienced orchestral musician, she has performed as a modern and historical violinist and violist with Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Caprice, Les Idées Heureuses, Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Utica Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra. She has worked as a principal pianist with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble.
She has vast experience working as a collaborative pianist at Louisiana State University, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Marianopolis College and McGill University.
She has performed new music for the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA), Society for New Music, LSU Contemporary Music Festival, and Syracuse University Composer in Residence Series, and she has worked with composers including Steven Stucky, John Harbison, Liduino Pitombeira, Michael Daugherty, and Herbert Owen Reed. In the meantime, she continues to perform historical instruments including Baroque violin and viola, clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano and organ. In the summers, she has performed at the Moscow Summer Music Festival, Heber Spring Chamber Music Festival, Round-Top Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, and Early Music Vancouver.
She has written reviews and articles for Canadian Viola Society and Zi Zhu Diao (紫竹調, Taiwanese music journal); her doctoral dissertation “The Violin Sonata of Amy Beach” has been published by the Louisiana State University ETD Collection. In 2014, she worked with film director Gregory B. Gallagher and has appeared in the sound track of CBC’s documentary “Legends of Magdalen.”
As an orchestral conductor, Judy has conducted the LSU Philharmonic Orchestra, LSU Symphony Orchestra, Sewanee Repertory Orchestra, Tainan University Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung Youth Symphony Orchestra and Wu-fu Junior High School Choir.
Her principal teachers include Camilla Wicks, Kevork Mardirossian, Wen-liang Yiu (violin); Chantal Rémillard (Baroque violin); Jerzy Kosmala (viola); Michael Gurt, Steven Heyman, Pang-an Chen (solo & collaborative piano); Laurette Goldberg (harpsichord/fortepiano); Bonnie Choi (harpsichord); Herndon Spillman, Kola Owolabi (organ); Patti Thompson (voice); Jingdong Cai, Julian Shew, Yen-cheng Yu (orchestral conducting); and Joseph Downing (composition). She has worked in masterclasses and coachings with Yfrah Neaman, Aaron Rosand, Jacques Israelievitch, Daniel Nalesso, Charles Pikler, Zoya Leybin, Gerard Poulet, Xue Wei (薛偉), Carmel Kaine, Jorja Fleezanis, Edward Grach, Lina Yu (俞麗拿), Max van Egmond, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Marilyn McDonald, Marc Destrube, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Tom Beghin, Hélène Plouffe, Hank Knox, Geneviève Soly, Alexander Mickelthwate, Gerhard Samuel, Jacques Ogg, Lisa Goode Crawford, Webb Wiggins, Barbara Weiss, Ann Schein, Anne Epperson, Phillip Moll, James Dunham, and members from the Shostakovich String Quartet, Cassatt String Quartet, Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Audubon String Quartet.
Music Director and Organist at Valois United Church, she teaches at the McGill Conservatory of Music and maintains an active studio in the West Island of Montreal; she coaches viola sectional at Lindsay Place High School. She has received Gold Start Teacher’s Certificates from Royal Conservatory of Music in 2012, 2015 and 2017.