Is an exciting new addition to the repertoire. It is characterized by spicy, zesty Latin rhythms juxtaposed with soaring lyrical melodies hugely influenced by jazz. The music is both accessible and sophisticated. A melodious trumpet part, an animated accompaniment featuring toe-tapping rhythms, some flashy mallet playing, and the influences of the jazz and Latin idioms will go a long way to ensure the success of this piece.” – [John R. Raush, Percussive Notes]
Spanish Memoirs – HOWARD J. BUSS
Yu-Jung won senior prize and for virtuosity in percussion from the National Conservatory of the Region of Rueil-Malmaison (France) in 2004 with Gastón Sylvestre, and a chamber music prize. During that same stay, she studied the Zarb (an Iranian drum) with François Bedel in that same institution. While studying, she discovered Musical Theatre and contemporary music at the conservatory and in courses through works by such composers as François Bedel, Jean Pierre Drouet, George Aperghis, Carlos Roqué Alsina, Bernard de Vienne, Mauricio Kagel, etc. She also won second prize at the International Percussion Competition in Warsaw (Poland, 2004) and the Merit Award in the TIM competition (Spain, 2005). After settling in Spain in 2005, Yu-Jung Chung began the Spanish phase of her work, collaborating with the Granada City Orchestra, the Andalusia Philharmonic Orchestra, Almería City Orchestra, Granada Provincial Orchestra, etc. She is also a member of the early music group ONIRIA with whom she recorded the album Trébol musical de cuatro hojas. She is currently working in the Wind Orchestra of Granada and forms part of a number of chamber ensembles.