Dr. Mia Chung

Instructor of Interpretive Analysis


Mia Chung delivers thoughtful, passionate interpretations of classical and contemporary music as both a pianist on stage and a knowledgeable guide via multimedia, radio, and the classroom. Dr. Chung was the first-prize winner of the 1993 Concert Artists Guild Competition and a recipient of the 1997 Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has appeared with the Baltimore, National, Alabama, New Haven, and Harrisburg symphony orchestras; the Boston Pops; and the Seoul Philharmonic under the direction of such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, Andrew Litton, and Richard Westerfield. An active recitalist, she has performed in major concert halls across North America, Europe, Asia and Central America. Dr. Chung was the first young-artist-in-residence for NPR’s Performance Today, earning her a nomination as Debut Artist of the Year. In 2008, her DVD recording, Notations: A Composer’s Response to Crisis was released. It includes illuminating performances and analyses of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, Op. 53 and Op. 110.
Originally from the Washington, D.C., area, Dr. Chung graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received a Master's from Yale University and a Doctorate from the Juilliard School. She joined the Curtis Institute of Music faculty in 2012.