Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1948, Kyung Wha Chung became an internationally renowned violinist. She was a child prodigy, even by the standards of her siblings, a family of extraordinarily gifted musicians. After studying at the Julliard School in New York City, Chung went on to win a large number of prestigious awards for her performing achievements. She made her international debut at the Barbican in London in 1967. Her performances and recordings since then place her solidly among the great violinists of the 20th century. Pete Myers spoke with her for Radio Netherlands’ weekly Mainstream Asia magazine programme.
Producer: Pete Myers
Broadcast: December 21, 1982