Hailed by the Australian Daily Telegraph as a "viola prodigy," Australian-Korean violist Lisa Sung is a special prizewinner at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (2016), the Gisborne International Music Competition (2013), silver medalist at the Vivo International Music Competition (2017), two-time winner of the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition Senior Section (2012 & 2013) and the Multiples Section (2010).
An avid soloist and chamber musician, Lisa has frequently performed solo and chamber music at the Sydney Opera House, and across the world in Europe and Asia. She recently performed with the Chamber Music Society New Asia and made her chamber debut recital at Alice Tully Hall (New York). Noteworthy solo performances include the Bartok Viola Concerto at the Sydney Opera House with the MLC Symphony, Walton Viola Concerto and Wranitzky Double Viola Concerto with the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante at the Sydney Angel Place Concert Hall with MLC Chamber Orchestra.
Lisa has performed for Australia's Prime Minister, John Howard, in 2007, and live on 2MBS-FM radio. She was featured in the Australia's national music magazine, Stringendo and in numerous national newspapers across Australia and Korea. Festival appearances include Music@Menlo International Program (California), the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop (New York) where she collaborated with esteemed cellist, Joel Krosnick (directed by Itzhak Perlman), Taos Chamber Music Festival (New Mexico), Lac Leman Music Masterclass (Geneva, Switzerland), and IMS Prussia Cove (Cornwall, UK) where she was selected to perform in the Student Concert Series (directed by Steven Isserlis).
A member of the esteemed Juilliard Honors Quartet this year, she was featured on Medici TV on a live-streamed masterclass at Juilliard, and presented four chamber music recitals during the 2016-17 year. Currently the Principal Violist of the Juilliard Orchestra, Lisa is pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School where she is a proud recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship Scholarship (a comprehensive scholarship covering all costs of attendance given to the most promising students at Juilliard), studying with professor Paul Neubauer. Previous teachers include Alex Todicescu and Tobias Breider.