Yoon-Hee Jung, a native of Seoul, South Korea, began her flute studies at the age of seven and made her debut with the New Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra four years later. She attended the Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School in Korea. While she was studying with Ui-Kyung Park at Seoul Arts High School, she gave a solo recital as the winner of the Kumho Arts Center’s Young Artist Audition. She also was the first prize winner of the Music Journal Competition, the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra Competition, and the TBC Broadcasting Competition in Korea.
At age seventeen, Yoon-Hee moved to Southern California to study with world-renowned flutist and educator, James Walker. The same year, she won second prize at the Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition.
Her other honors include second prize at the Yokohama International Competition in Japan, the Gluck Fellowship, the USC Thornton Merit Scholarship, the USC Thornton Scholarship Quintet, and the Merit Scholarship from the New England Conservatory. She has participated in numerous summer festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra in the summer of 2010.
Yoon-Hee received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with Academic Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where she studied with Paula Robison and Jeanne Baxtresser. She completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance at The University of Southern California under James Walker in May 2015. The minor fields for her doctoral degree included Arts Leadership, Early Music Performance (Baroque Flute) and Sacred Music. She studied traverso with Dr. Rotem Gilbert and joined USC’s early music ensemble, Baroque Sinfonia, in addition to performing on traverso in LA Opera’s production of Dido and Aeneas.
Currently, Yoon-Hee is working in the Colburn School’s Jumpstart Young Musician’s Program as a mentor flute teaching artist and is the flutist of the 2015 Beverly Hills National Audition winner, duoKYaria, with harpist Ko-Ni Choi. She is also a founding member of Ensemble Christo-Los Angeles, Ensemble-in-residence at Biola University.