Elaine Chung, piano
Pianist Elaine Chung started piano at age three with her mother and continued with David Bulmer in Vancouver, Canada. She has won numerous competitions and received many scholarships including the Peter Young Scholarship at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Senior Secondary Piano Competition in 1995. The same year, she won the first place at the Nationals, Canadian Music Competition in Toronto. By winning the Clef Concerto Competition for two consecutive years, she was honored to perform with the CBC Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She has studied at the Banff Centre for the Arts Master Class with Marek Jablonski and Kevin Fitzgerald; the Poland International Master Courses with Lee Kum Sing; and at the Whistler Young Artists with Rena Sharon and Jane Coop. In 1997, she was a Prize Winner at the 7th Silver Lake International Piano Competition in Wisconsin. Besides winning the Silver Medal for achieving highest mark in BC, she has the Associate Piano Performance Diploma and the Piano Teacher Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto(ARCT) with First Class Honours with Distinction and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia in piano performance, studying with Jane Coop and Eugene Skovorodnikov. Besides numerous solo and chamber recitals performed, she is an active piano teacher and has been a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association prior to moving her studio in Bellevue, WA, and now a member of the Washington Music Teachers National Association.