Lisa Sung

Guest Musician

Hailed by the Australian Daily Telegraph as a “viola prodigy,” Lisa Sung is a laureate of international competitions including the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition 2016, Manhattan International Music Competition 2017, and the Vienna International Music Competition 2019. 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. Her festival appearances include amongst 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. Among her accomplishments and recognitions, what Lisa genuinely feels most rewarding are her performances for those in need. From the age of 6, she performed every two weeks in community venues all over her hometown of Sydney, Australia, giving over 300 community engagement performances in nursing homes, hospitals and prisons, for twelve years. 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 completing her Master of Music degree with Paul Neubauer and Cynthia Phelps. At Juilliard, she is a proud recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship, and serves as co-principal violist of the orchestra.