The Juilliard School - M.M.
The Juilliard School - B.M.
Hailed by the Australian Daily Telegraph as a “viola prodigy,” Lisa Sung is a laureate of international competitions including the 2016 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, the 2017 Manhattan International Music Competition, and the 2019 Vienna International Music Competition.
Lisa has appeared as concerto soloist at the Sydney Opera House and in chamber music recitals at Alice Tully Hall. Currently the associate principal violist of Symphony in C, she is also a guest musician with the New York Philharmonic and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She is a member of the Jupiter Chamber Players, specializing in the performance of lesser-known chamber works. She has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world including the Verbier Festival Academy, Music@Menlo International Program, Perlman Chamber Workshop, Taos School of Music, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and IMS Prussia Cove.
Her notable accomplishments and recognitions aside, Lisa is most proud of her performances benefiting those in need. Starting at the age of six, she has played in community venues all over her hometown of Sydney, Australia, giving over 300 outreach performances in nursing homes, hospitals, and prisons. Her work in these settings later expanded to trips to the Philippines, France, Italy, Germany, and Korea.
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School, where she is also completing her Master of Music degree with Paul Neubauer and Cynthia Phelps. She is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship, and serves as co-principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra.
All in all, her vast performance experience combined with her passion for teaching, Lisa believes the importance of tailoring her lessons to each student and teaching the fundamental skills for injury prevention, performance psychology, and performance practice.