Margaret Tung

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Hailed as “masterly” in the Chicago Classical Review and “spot on at every moment” in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dr. Margaret Tung is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Horn at University of Kentucky. She has performed with the famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Opera Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and is principal horn of CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra.  In 2016, Dr. Tung commissioned John Cheetham’s Sonata for Horn and Piano and performed the world premiere at the acclaimed International Horn Symposium. In April 2015, Dr. Tung was one of five musicians to represent the USA in an international orchestra in Yerevan, comprised of 123 musicians from 43 different countries, to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. In 2011, Dr. Tung had the privilege of collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma in Once Upon a Symphony, a new Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) project. She performed the world premiere of Spangled Unicorn by Anna Clyne with the CSO’s new music ensemble, MusicNOW. Dr. Tung performed Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 with the Colorado College Summer Music Festival as the concerto competition winner. Other festivals she attended include Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto Festival USA.

She can be heard as a featured soloist with Anima on their CD release, An Anima Christmas.  Her most recent recording release was Grammy nominated with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra entitled Concertos for Orchestra with principal music director, Louis Langrée.

Dr. Tung is an education enthusiast and has been on faculty at The University of Akron, Towson University, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Olivet Nazarene University, Wheaton College, Zurich International School in Switzerland and is currently on faculty at Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, WA. Dr. Tung completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Ohio State University and holds a Master of Music from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music from DePaul University. Her teachers include world renowned Dale Clevenger, William VerMeulen, Oto Carrillo, Jon Boen, David Griffin, and Bruce Henniss.

Created 07/20/2021
Last Updated 08/09/2022