Victoria Chung

Principal Oboe

Admired for her “expressive phrasing” and “gleaming tone” (South Florida classical review), oboist Victoria Chung served as co-principal oboe of Pacific Music Festival in 2017 season, performing at various halls in Japan under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Ms. Chung has completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Nathan Hughes. Ms. Chung has contributed her enthusiasm to the many ensembles at Juilliard, playing all positions in the Juilliard Orchestra, Lab Orchestra, and contemporary ensemble AXIOM. As a contemporary music advocate, she has performed and worked with many composers including Thomas Adès, Jennifer Higdon, Matthias Pintscher, and Kaija Saariaho. Ms. Chung has also performed with Metropolitan Opera, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony and Sejong Soloists. Her passion for orchestral and chamber music extends to summer, participating in most notable festivals including, Music Academy of the West, Spoleto Festival USA, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra and more. In 2008 Ms. Chung made her solo debut with her performance of Hummel: Theme and Variation with Hankook Symphony Orchestra (Seoul, South Korea) under the baton of Byung-wook Lee. Since then she won several awards including Livingston (NJ) Young Artist Concerto Competition with Mozart Oboe Concerto (2016), Youngsan Music Concours (2009), and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra National Concours Award (2007). She is appointed as Principal Oboist at the Richmond Symphony Orchestra during her first season at the New World Symphony.