Victoria Chung joins Richmond Symphony as principal oboe

Posted on: November 9, 2021

Virginia’s Richmond Symphony has appointed VICTORIA CHUNG to the position of principal oboe. Currently a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, Chung will officially join the Richmond Symphony on Jan. 1, 2022, but will participate in select Richmond Symphony concerts this year. Chung earned bachelor and master of music degrees at the Juilliard School, where she played with the Juilliard Orchestra, Lab Orchestra, and AXIOM contemporary ensemble, and has performed and worked with composers including Thomas Adès, Jennifer Higdon, Matthias Pintscher, and Kaija Saariaho. She served as co-principal oboe at the Pacific Music Festival in the 2017 season, and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and Sejong Soloists. She has participated in summer festivals including Music Academy of the West, Spoleto Festival USA, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and others. In 2008, she made her solo debut with the Hankook Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, South Korea, and has won several awards for young artists.