Legendary violinist Kyung Wha Chung’s top tips for musicians

28 March 2017, 11:46

Kyung Wha Chung

By Lizzie Davis

The Korean violinist is one of the biggest names in classical music so we asked her to share some pearls of wisdom for fellow musicians

Kyung Wha Chung shot to fame in the 70s but a finger injury forced her to put down the violin for a decade.

Last year she returned to the recording studio for the first time in 15 years with a recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin – out now. And she's currently performing the music on tour (catch her at the Barbican on 10 May)

She popped in to the studio to give us a preview and share some advice.

Kyung Wha Chung’s advice for practising

Practise tips from a legend: Kyung-Wha Chung

We asked one of the greats to share some advice



Kyung Wha Chung’s tips for improving your vibrato

Vibrato is one of the key weapons in a violinist’s armoury. We asked her to share some tips

Vibrato tips from a legend

Kyung-Wha Chung shares some advice on this key technique




And here’s her legendary technique in action with some Bach

Kyung Wha Chung plays the Prelude from Bach's Violin Partita No.3

The legendary violinist came in to the studio for a live session



Finally, we asked her to share the best piece of advice she’s ever been given. 

And it’s surprisingly straight-forward

Kyung-Wha Chung: what's the best piece of advice you've been given?

It's from her greatest violin teacher


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