Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sabine Jung | 2nd Prize | Strings | 3rd Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Sabine Jung, cello

Score: 93.42

Cellist Sabine Jung, age 17, is a junior at Unionville High School. She is currently under the tutelage of Priscilla Lee, associate principal of the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra. Her former teachers include Dr. Mira Kang and Dr. Tomasz Rzeczycki. She started playing the cello at age eight but began her musical studies at age five with piano lessons.

In 2015, Sabine was a member of the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO); she received 1st place for PYAO’s first annual concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the orchestra in Kimmel Center. Ms. Jung also won the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra (SPSO) Young Artists Competition and played with the orchestra, and won first place for the Kennett Symphony Junior Instrumental Competition for Young Artists. Additionally, Sabine received an honorable mention in the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra (LSO) Young Artists’ Competition and represented her middle school at the District 12 Pennsylvania 7/8th Grade Stringfest.
Ms. Jung expanded her orchestral experience by joining the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) for their 2015-2016 season and by being selected to attend the inaugural year of the National Youth Orchestra 2 organized by the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall as principal cellist. Sabine also received 2nd place for the Tri-County Concerts Youth Festival Competition in the Senior Division in 2016.

Sabine was associate principal cellist of PYO’s 2016-2017 season. She received 1st in the instrumental division of the Pottstown Rotary Club’s 7th Annual Performing Arts Competition and accepted a musical scholarship. Sabine also won the Newark Symphony’s concerto competition and performed with the orchestra in May 2017. Ms. Jung was selected as an alternative cellist for NYO-USA 2017, and was a finalist in the junior division of the Alfred M. Greenfield student competition and the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. She also attended Tanglewood’s String Quartet Workshop during the summer.

Sabine is principal cellist of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra for their 2017-2018 season.

In her free time, Sabine enjoys playing with her dog, Pompom. She is an honor roll student involved in multiple clubs, including student council and the student newspaper.Sabine also loves to volunteer by playing cello at the A.I. Dupont children’s hospital.

Cello Concerto in E Minor 4th Movement, Edward Elgar, 10:28

Pampeana No. 2 Op. 21, Alberto Ginastera, 8:53