Samantha Kung (BMus)
Samantha Kung graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance, and is back at the university currently in her first year of a Master’s degree in violin performance. Winner of many scholarships, she currently studies violin with David Gilham. Samantha is an active violinist, performing in many concerts throughout the Greater-Vancouver community whether it is solo or in big or small ensembles. During her studies at UBC, her performance highlights include performances as the concertmaster of the UBC Symphony Orchestra led by Dr. Jonathan Girard, and in masterclasses with Mariam Fried, Corey Cerovsek, and Vadim Gluzman. Since the few years before university, Samantha has accumulated an abundance of various musical experiences. Whether it is working with singers and playing in opera productions, working with dances, playing in chamber groups and more, these experiences shaped her not only into a well-rounded musician, but also a leader. An advocate of supporting the local music community, Samantha regularly works with young violinist through the Mozart School of Music where she teaches. She involves herself in activities at the Mozart School of Music to further help nurture the students in their music education. She also attends summer music camps every year where she helps and leads the younger generations of students in their musical paths. While working as a violin teacher, she is also currently the concertmaster of Symphony 21, a 21st century orchestra led by Maestro Jaelem Bhate.
Listen to the performance from the 10th Anniversary Gala Concert:
“Polonaise” by Henryk Wieniawski
Samantha Kung (violin)
Lisa Yu-Hsien Lin (piano)