Furee Sung Studio
Furee Sung

Awarded with full tuition scholarships throughout her master’s and doctoral studies in Piano Performance in the United States, Dr. Furee Sung was a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). As the winner of the 2006 Mozart piano concerto competition, she appeared with the Michigan State University (MSU) Philharmonic Orchestra. Sung was also the first prize winner and cash award recipient of the Annual Graduate Exhibition Competitions, in which she competed against all music and theatre arts categories at Penn State University (PSU) in 2002 and 2003. Her major teachers include Prof. Panayis Lyras, Prof. Steven Smith and Dr. Siu-wan Chair Fang.

Sung has concertized as a solo and chamber pianist in the United States, Hong Kong and Macau. She also appeared as a concerto soloist with the Hong Kong Stage Ensemble Orchestra in a Double Concerto for Piano and Clarinet written by a contemporary Hong Kong composer. Her performances were heard in the master classes of Rebecca Penneys, Steven Glaser, Christine Fisher, and Nicole Narboni.

Sung has a growing passion for teaching ever since studying with renowned pedagogues Dr. Timothy Shafer and Dr. Midori Koga. Besides holding a master degree in piano pedagogy and years of university teaching experience, her various other pedagogy experiences included: the 2006 Dalcroze International Conference held in Carnegie Mellon University; the Dalcroze workshop conducted by Robert Abramson in the University of Michigan; the annual pedagogy conference organized by the Music Teacher National Association (MTNA); the 2008 Dalcroze International Conference held in Tokyo College of Music; and the preparatory piano programs conducted by MSU and PSU.

Sung has presented lecture recitals for the Department of Music at CUHK and the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), served as a jury examiner for the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), and conducted piano pedagogy workshops for the Community Arts and Sports School (CASS) in HKIEd. She has recorded a solo program for the RTHK Radio 4 and collaborated with the Youth Ensemble Group in the Hong Kong Children’s Choir. She now resides in Hong Kong, where she is actively concertizing, teaching, and adjudicating for various music competitions.

Her other awards include: the Jackie Chan Scholarships; the Caltex Oil Hong Kong Ltd. Scholarship; the CUHK Chung Chi College Dean’s List; the Chung Chi College summer study abroad scholarship for studies at UCLA; several medals from the Hong Kong School Music and Speech Festival; and a prize for the creative music contest by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild.

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