Jisu Jung’s musical prodigy was recognized at an early age. Jisu graduated from Seoul Arts High School, the number one-ranked music high school in South Korea. She is a past winner of the Bridges International Composition Competition, ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Award, Young Jazz Composers Award, Osaka International Piano Competition, the Korean Music Association Piano Competition, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra Competition, the Berklee College of Music Writing and Composition Award, and the Berklee Composer/Pianist Award, among other honors and prizes.
Ms. Jung studied classical music in Germany by invitation of renowned music professor Zenziper, chair of the Music College of Dresden. While in Germany, she was introduced to jazz music and quickly developed a passion for creative music. Jisu just graduated with a Master’s from the Manhattan School of Music. Playing with Grammy Award winner Nicholas Payton was a highlight of her musical formation. Jisu is actively working on launching a new subgenre of Korean jazz fusion, integrating traditional Korean instruments and tonal voicing with classic American jazz instrumentations.
She aspires to become a professional musician whose music communicates with people at a profound psychological level, comforting and helping to heal the emotional wounds and trauma of others.