Conductor NACO Mentorship 2024

Soo Jin Chung

Last updated: April 4, 2024

Soo Jin Chung, Korean-Canadian conductor and pianist, is currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma at The Juilliard School under the guidance of David Robertson. In New York, Soo Jin regularly works with and conducts the Juilliard Lab Orchestra in performance at Alice Tully Hall and assists notable guest conductors for the Juilliard Orchestra and AXIOM Ensemble. Last summer, she conducted l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec in performance as part of the Domaine Forget International Festival, where she was mentored by Kensho Watanabe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Through various masterclasses, she has conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra, l'Orchestre Métropolitain, Berlin Sinfonietta, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, among others. Soo Jin has also served as a cover conductor for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Soo Jin holds a Master of Music in piano performance from Rice University, where she studied with Jon Kimura Parker. Other primary teachers include Logan Skelton and Jamie Parker. As a participant of the Mentorship program last year, Soo Jin is greatly indebted to Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra for their artistic guidance.

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NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program

Play it forward! A bold and innovative professional development initiative for talented emerging and early career professional orchestral creatives from around the world. 

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