Chung/Podgurski Duo

Junah Chung is an active chamber musician and soloist. He received his M.M. degree from the Juilliard School where he studied with Lillian Fuchs and William Lincer. Junah has been featured in solo performances at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center’s Paul Hall, the Society for Ethical Culture, Meet the Composer, the National Museum of Iceland, Music in Chelsea, Festival of the Arts in South Nyack. He has performed at such festivals as the Bright Lights Music Festival in Iceland, the Rhode Island Summer Chamber Music Festival, Stonybrook Summer Festival, Elan International Festival, Prussia Cove, Holland Music Sessions, Utah Chamber Music Festival, Ramapo Music Festival, Daejeon Chamber Music Festival, and the Lake Winnepesaukee Chamber Music Festival. Junah is currently a member of Trio St. Germain, a recently formed flute, viola and harp group. As an orchestral musician, Junah has held the post of Assistant Principal Viola of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Nieuw Sinfonietta of Amsterdam and the Jupiter Symphony. He has performed with the Orchestra of St. Lukes, American Ballet Theatre, and the Mark Morris Dance Group.

A native of New York, Dr. Barbara Podgurski holds a Masters degree (MM) in both piano performance and music theory from the Mannes College of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA) from The Graduate Center (CUNY) with a specialization in modernist analysis. Dr. Podgurski has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe and has performed at many of the world’s finest venues including a number of performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center), and has been featured on WNYC’s “Soundcheck”, WQXR, NPR, WQED and NHK Japan. Barbara performs regularly with violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn and her famed “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius, and is a member of the Lexington Piano Trio. A distinguished Steinway Teaching Artist and contributing writer to Cambridge’s Nineteenth-Century Music ReviewI, Dr. Podgurski has served on the faculty at Mannes College of Music, The New School University, Hunter College (CUNY), and Mercy College. She is Executive and Artistic Director of Musica Reginae Productions in NY and is a consultant for the Board of Education in NYC, NYS and for the US Department of Cultural Affairs in NYC.

Performance: 4:00 PM,  Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club, Dobbs Ferry

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