Piano student success in Wigmore Hall debut


Trinity Laban piano student, Jenna Sung, has won acclaim for her London recital debut at the Wigmore Hall on Sunday 16 November, with a programme of Haydn, Scriabin, Chopin and new works by Stephen Montague and Gwyn Pritchard.

Jenna’s recital was part of her first prize at the annual Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition in March 2014, as well as a CD recording of her Wigmore Hall performance and a recital at the Fazioli concert hall in Italy (May 2014).

Classics Today journalist Jed Distler noted how Jenna’s “artistry has ripened and evolved…she continues to command a masterful and effortless technique on all levels”.

Currently doing an advanced Independent Study Programme at Trinity Laban, Jenna began playing piano at the age of three, and by ten she had already performed a Beethoven concerto with an orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Since then, she has received prizes in competitions such as the Huesca International Piano Competition in Spain, the Stefano Marizza International Piano Competition in Italy and the Maria Canals International Music Competition in Spain. Jenna has also performed with the Berlin Philharmonic and after her performance at the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Belgium, Gramophone called her ‘the talent of tomorrow’.

Deniz Gelenbe, Head of the Piano and Keyboard Department says: “With her huge talent, commanding technique and musical intelligence, Jenna has proved to be a real star. I am proud to have her as my student at Trinity Laban, with a truly rich and rewarding career in front of her.”

Jenna will be performing in the Trinity Laban Gold Medal concert at Kings Place on Friday 16 January 2015. Book tickets here - http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/trinity-laban-gold-medal-concert#.VGyMdTSsVc4

Review - http://www.classicstoday.com/jenna-sungs-poetic-piano-debut/