Violist Peter Chun comes to Heidelberg

Mar 12, 2013

South Korean musician Chung-Hoon Peter Chun, viola, will perform a guest recital at Heidelberg University at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, in Brenneman Music Hall.

Promising a diverse program, Chun will be performing sonatas by Vivaldi and Brahms that he adapted for viola, along with three preludes by Gershwin and pieces by Ernest Bloch, Fritz Kreisler and Rebecca Clarke. Accompanying Chun will be Jiwon Choi on piano.

Born in Seoul, Chun emigrated at age 12 with his family to the U.S. He received his formal training at the New England Conservatory. He has performed many recitals across the U.S. as well as internationally in his native Korea and Japan. Additionally, Chun has taught at many music festivals and camps , including the International Music Arts Institute in Maine, where he is a resident artist. Since 1999, he has been an associate professor of viola at the University of Kansas.

The performance is free and open to the community.