Ha Young Jung

Double Bass

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"Ha-Young is a top talent on the double bass, among the very best I have ever seen." – Timothy Cobb, Principal Bass, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Double Bass Chair, The Juilliard School

The best double bass playing I have ever heard.” – Ida Haendel, CBE


“Disarming prodigy, who achieved the rare distinction of making her instrument seem worthy of solo status.” – Michael White, The Daily Telegraph


Double bassist Ha Young Jung has captivated audiences and music critics alike with her dynamic and engaging performances. Her list of national and international competition successes is considerable and includes the Silver Medal in the Serge Koussevitzky International Double Bass Competition in 2007 (St. Petersburg, Russia), First Prize in the International Society of Bassists’ Competition in 2007 (Oklahoma City, USA), the Grand-Prix in the International String Competition in 2006 (Moscow, Russia), and was selected to be the Solti Foundation’s Musician of the Year in 2006 (Belgium).

Ha Young has performed as a soloist and chamber music in notable venues around the world, including Cadogan Hall (London), Grieg House (Bergen), Opera House (Tel Aviv), Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg), Tchaikovsky Great Hall (Moscow), and The Wigmore Hall (London) and She was a guest artist in various national and international music festivals, including the Bergen International Festival, the Eilat International Festival (Israel), the Hardanger International Music Festival (Norway), and Wimbledon International Chamber Music Festival (London). As an orchestral musician she has worked with many distinguished orchestras performing in venues including Alice Tully Hall (New York), Carnegie Hall (New York), and Barbican Centre (London).

She has appeared as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Moscow Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, Yonsei Sinfonietta, and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra.

Ha Young has studied at the Royal College of Music, The Juilliard School, and Yale University. Her principal teachers include Timothy Cobb, Rinat Ibragimov, Chang-Hyoung Lee, Tom Martin, and Don Palmer. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2009 under the auspices of the ESU Scholarship and has been a member of the Razumovsky Academy since 2006, where she was the recipient of the Razumovsky Trust Scholarship and works regularly with Oleg Kogan. At the Academy, she performed in masterclasses with Ida Haendel, Vadim Repin, Alexander Chaushian, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Pavel Vernikov and Maxim Rysanov.