Jihung Chang

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Flute

Location: Royal Northern College of Music

Jihyun Chang is a South Korean flautist studying Master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. She began the flute at the age of twelve with Min Sang Park in South Korea, and later studied at Royal College of Music. She has performed as a soloist and in ensembles across the UK and South Korea, including venues such as Kings Place, The Regent hall, Manchester Cathedral and the Daejeon Arts Centre. She was selected in Rising Star Concert Series and gave a recital at the Korean Culture Centre. As an orchestral musician, Jihyun was principal flute in the National Youth Chamber Orchestra of Great Britain for two years and has performed with the Aurora Orchestra in the BBC Proms Festival at the Royal Albert Hall, conducted by Nicolas Collon. She has also performed in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Bridgewater Hall and has worked with conductors such as Paul Mann, David Hill, Paul McCreesh, Robin O’neil, Peter Stark, Martin Andre and Bernard Haitink.