Ji Su Jung
Percussion soloist Ji Su Jung has a distinctive voice that is instantly recognizable for its lyricism and sincerity. Her artistic breadth carries her with equal ease from the solo marimba medium to multiple percussion solos and European theatrical performance pieces. Born in South Korea, Jung is a rarity in the world of percussion having begun her studies at the age of four. Her exceptional talent was recognized early on and led to recitals and concerto performances at such a young age that she needed a small platform to stand upon just to reach the keyboard of the instrument. That platform was soon left behind as her stature and musical voice matured and numerous solo performances throughout her native country followed. In 2011, she moved to the United States where she completed her undergraduate studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University thanks to a generous grant from The Brookby Foundation in Wisconsin and later received her Masters and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of famed percussionist Robert van Sice.