Philip Jung, born in 1989, currently has a B.M. Degree from the Juilliard School of Music and a M.M Degree “Magna Cum Laude” from Tel Aviv University. During his studies in Juilliard, Philip studied with Matti Raekallio; in Tel Aviv, he studied with Emanuel Krasovsky and Arie Vardi. Philip has been playing the piano since the age of 3 and was a scholarship student of John McCarthy in the Preparatory Division at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since the Fall of 1999 to 2007, Philip has been on the Honorary Distinction List as a Preparatory Student in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is the winner in the piano division of the 2006 California Youth Symphony Young Artist Competition and has received the Steinway Society Award. Philip was invited as a pianist in a special contemporary music seminar presented by Midori in San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. During the summer, he attended the 2006 Summer Piano Music Festival at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, where he was named “Best Performer.” In addition to being honored as a four year consecutive recipient of a scholarship from the Chopin Foundation of the United States, Philip has received first prizes in the Pacific Musical Society Competition, San Francisco Chopin Competition and the 2006 Ross McKee Piano Competition.
Philip is the only person in the thirty year history of the Korea Times Competition to receive the Grand Prize as both a violinist and pianist. Philip was also awarded with first prize and the title of “Best Performer” for both the Romantic and Classical Periods in the San Francisco Young Artist’s Competition. Philip was invited by Mayor Mr. Joseph P. Rhodes in the City of Reedley and Mr. Kim Jonghoon, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco for the celebration of the Korean American Day in the Opera House at the City of Reedley, California. For the 2002 Anniversary of the Foreign Participants Korean War, Mr. Kim Jonghoon additionally invited Philip as a special guest performer for the Korean Immigration’s 100 year anniversary in San Francisco.
Philip has performed in numerous masterclasses with renown professors and artists such as Antonio Pompabaldi, Yin Cheng Zong, Jerzy Sterczynski, Dr. William Wellborn, Jerome Rose and Mikhail Petukhov. During his studies in Germany, he studied with Adrian Oetiker. He recently has returned to the Bay Area from Munich, Germany to continue his career in teaching.