Florida's Venice Symphony Announces New Associate Concertmaster
Taiwanese-American violinist Jessica Hung will assume the role
Hung grew up in Chicago and is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Northwestern University. Her first major orchestral position was her 2008 appointment as concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO).
Her teachers included William Preucil and Stephen Rose from the Cleveland Orchestra, Gerardo Ribeiro, and Helen Callus.
During her seasons with DPO, she performed as a soloist on many occasions. She made her solo debut with them under conductor Neal Gittleman, performing Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.
Prior to this, she served as concertmaster with the Annapolis, Chicago Civic, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestras. She also took an assistant concertmaster role with the Akron Symphony Orchestra.
Hung additionally served as a substitute violinist for the Cleveland, Baltimore, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras.
In 2009, she joined the violin faculty at the University of Dayton and mentored high school students in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Centerville Schools Orchestra Program.
She also served as associate artistic director of chamber music for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, where she launched an outreach concert series titled “Edge: Unconventional Performances in Unconventional Places.”