Violin veteran returns to a waiting record contract

Violin veteran returns to a waiting record contract


norman lebrecht

November 23, 2011

After five years’ rest which many thought was retirement, Kyung-wha Chung has given a comeback recital in her home town, Seoul.

Kyung-wha, who is 63, told the Korea Herald that she had been suffering from a finger injury and mourning the loss of her mother and sister.

In addition to a solo recital, she is also reforming the trio she shared with her brother Myung-whun (piano) and sister Myung-wha (cello).

And it’s not just her family and country that are getting excited. Classical record labels are targeting South Korea as their biggest growth area. There’s at least one suit, I hear, who is waiting for Kyung-wha with an open-ended contract.



  • Barry Johnstone. says:

    Wow! She’s a GREAT fiddle-player and the fact that she is coming back is very exciting!