Pianist Monica Chung made her orchestral debut at the age of 11 with the North Carolina Piedmont Triad Symphony Orchestra, as a result of winning 1st Place in the competition. She has performed with orchestras in Hungary, London, New York City, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Chung has participated widely in music festivals around the world. Among them are the former Puigcerda Festival in Spain, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, The Euro Arts Music Festival in Leipzig, and the Tel-Hai International masterclasses in Israel. As an active chamber musician, she has attended the Banff Summer Chamber Music Festival as well as the Fontainebleau American Conservatoire in France, and the prestigious International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England. With nearly two decades of teaching experience in New York City as part of the piano faculties of the Bergen Academy of Music & Arts and the historical Greenwich House Music School, Ms. Chung wishes to thank her former teachers Eric Larsen, Olegna Fuschi, Ronn Yedidia, and loving mentor the late Alexander Slobodyanik. As a scholarship student, Ms. Chung was the recipient of the Dean’s Award at Mannes – The New School for Music, and was the Student Representative commencement speaker. She also received her Master’s degree from Mannes under the direction of Pavlina Dokovska.