Assistant Professor of Violin at Florida State University, violinist Benjamin Sung is also concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, a faculty member of the Brevard Music Institute, and a roster artist for Florida Arts on Tour. His 2014-15 calendar includes appearances at the University of Miami, Rutgers University, and Framingham State University; the Brevard Music Festival; the Festival Nuevo Mundo in Aruba; Festival Virtuosi in Recife, Brazil; and a TEDx talk for TEDx Fargo. Sung has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Camerata Romeu of Havana, Cuba, the Virtuosi of Festival Internacionale de Musica in Recife, Brazil, and the National Repertory Orchestra. He is equally in demand as a chamber musician, having shared the stage with pianist Monique Duphil, cellists Antonio Meneses and Marcio Carneiro, and French horn player William Purvis, among others. He is a past winner of the Starling Award of the Eastman School of Music, the Violin Fellowship of the Montgomery Symphony, and an Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant.
An enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music, Sung has worked with many of the greatest composers of this generation, including John Adams, Pierre Boulez, George Crumb, and Helmut Lachenmann. He recently released an album of new American works entitled FluxFlummoxed on Albany Records, a recording that Fanfare Magazine calls a “brilliant performance of four superb works” with “impeccable intonation and tone production.” Sung holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Oleh Krysa, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, from the studio of Nelli Shkolnikova.
Professor Sung maintains a personal website at benjaminsung.com