The violinist Ingrid Chun performs regularly at Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Besides. her busy orchestra concert schedule, she performs as a soloist and chamber musician. Her trio opened the music portion of the 2003 Edinburgh International Festival. In 2005, she made her solo debut with the LA Philharmonic at the Disney Concert Hall.
Ingrid was born in Taiwan and began her musical training at age five on violin and piano. Upon winning the National Competition in Taiwan, she came to the United States and studied with Almita Vamos and Alice Schoenfeld. She went on to earn both her Bachelor and Master degrees in Music from the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of the famed Dorothy DeLay. Among the many honors she has received are the National Endowment for the Arts, Helen Bailey Schiavo Competition, and Young Musicians Foundation Scholarship. She has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival, and played in Carnegie Hall as a member of the New York String Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Schneider. Ingrid also premiered the Hsiao Violin Concerto throughout the U.S., for which her performances won critical acclaim. After graduating from Juilliard, she won a position with the Pacific Symphony.
Coming from a household of music teachers, it was natural for Ingrid to teach. She started teaching violin privately while in high school and has continued to teach throughout her career. She has been an adjunct professor in violin at La Sierra University and an adjunct professor in music at Master’s College. Currently, she is on the string faculty at Azusa Pacific University.
Her recordings include Grammy award winning and nominated albums with the LA Philharmonic, various classical, pop, film, and commercial sessions, as well her own albums of worship instrumentals – “What a Friend” and her latest “Songs For My Father”.
Her pop training includes four years of study with keyboardists Terry Trotter and Mark Harrison. She is an accomplished player of the Chinese violin, the Er-hu, and enjoys arranging and improvising on piano and her five-string electric violin.