Hyu-Kyung Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea, but it was in Hamburg, Germany, that she began her violin studies at the age of six, having received her first prize in the Jugend Musiziert, Frankfurt, when she was eleven years old. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, she returned to Germany, where she obtained a Master’s and an Artist Diploma from the Musikhochschule Münster. Her tutors were Ji-Yoon Ahn, Helge Slaatto and Martin Dehning. She has also taken courses with Malcolm Goldstein, Michael Gaiser and Young-Mi Cho.
The musician has also been a member of the EuroAsian Symphony Orchestra and the Sinfonieorchester Münster, as well as concertmaster of the Kammerorchester Westfalen. As a violinist in the Emsland Quartett, she has performed in the Netherlands, Chile and in the prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. As a chamber musician, she has performed in the WDR3 Musikfest and the Deutscher Rundfunk. She has also collaborated with the composers Rudolf Kelterborn, Kurt Schwertsik and Sidney Corbett in different contemporary music festivals.
Besides ministering masterclasses in the Ems Dollart Junge Philharmonie, Hyu-Kyung taught at the Musikschule Haltern between 2009 and 2012 and also in Musikschule Nottuln, Germany. Hyu-Kyung is a former fellow of Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now.