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Baroque Classical Musicians

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 violinist, pianist 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, San Francisco Conservatory Baroque Ensemble (USA), National Sun Yat-sen University Orchestra, Da Dao Chen Orchestra (Taiwan), McGill Baroque Orchestra 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 Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, 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, Lower Canada College, and McGill University. She is the pianist for the Chorale Philomela Choir in Montreal, QC.

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 (Russia), La Petite Bande Summer Festival (Italy), 19th Salon at University of Huddersfield (England), Heber Spring Chamber Music Festival, Round-Top Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute (USA), Montreal Baroque Music Festival and Early Music Vancouver (Canada).

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 in the sound track of Parafilms’ documentary “Legends of Magdalen.” In 2020, she participated and recorded as Baroque violist with Ensemble Caprice and The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC)’s JUNO 2020 Award recording, Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schütz: Motets, which is published by ATMA Classique label.

As a 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. Currently she is the music director at Valois United Church in Pointe-Claire, QC.

Her principal teachers include Camilla Wicks, Kevork Mardirossian, Wen-liang Yiu 游文良 (violin); Chantal Rémillard (Baroque violin); Jerzy Kosmala (viola); Michael Gurt, Steven Heyman, Pang-an Chen 陳盤安 (solo & collaborative piano); Laurette Goldberg (harpsichord/fortepiano); Bonnie Choi (harpsichord); Herndon Spillman, Kola Owolabi (organ); Patti Thompson (voice); Jingdong Cai 蔡金冬, Julian Shew, Yencheng Yu 庾燕誠 (orchestral conducting); and Joseph Downing (composition). She has worked in masterclasses and coachings with Sigiswald Kujiken, 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.

Besides maintaining an active studio in the West Island of Montreal, she teaches violin at the McGill Conservatory of Music; she coaches viola sectional at Lindsay Place High School; she also sometimes coaches the violin and viola sectionals at West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has received multiple Gold Star Teacher’s Certificates in both Violin and Piano from Royal Conservatory of Music.