Prof. David Y S Chung
Style and Performance

Performance Concentration Coordinator

M.A. Programme Director

Office: AST815
Tel.: (852) 3411-7871

David Chung performs extensively on a variety of historic and modern keyboard instruments to critical acclaim. His concert activities have taken him to many cities across Europe, North America and Asia. These include performances at music festivals and antique keyboard collections, solo recitals in London (Benton Fletcher Collection), Hatchlands (Cobbe Collection), Cambridge (Asia-Europe Vision Group), Cannes, Villarceaux (Festival dˇ¦Ile-de-France), Texas, and Hong Kong (New Vision Arts Festival), as well as inaugural recitals for the new Headquarters of the World Fish Center in Penang, Malaysia. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with such artists as Runa Baagoe, Victoria Brawn, Ian Davidson, Jane Downer, Peter Hanson and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola. His recordings range across French harpsichord music and stylus phantasticus works by Bach and his contemporaries.

Chung read music and French at the Chinese University, and, upon graduation, was awarded the Jardine Matheson Scholarship for performing studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He received the Commonwealth Scholarship for pursuing musicological research at Churchill College, Cambridge where he completed his doctoral dissertation on 17th-century French keyboard music. Under the guidance of Gill Severs, he was awarded the Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a scholarship recipient at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Italy. He has participated in masterclasses with eminent teachers including Christopher Hogwood, Kenneth Gilbert, Davitt Moroney and Linda Nicholson.

As musicologist, he has contributed a critical edition of keyboard arrangements of Jean-Baptiste Lullyˇ¦s orchestral music (UT Orpheus, 2004, as well as articles and reviews in such journals as Early Music, Early Keyboard Journal, Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music ( and Piano Artistry. He is also very much in demand as a teacher and has given lectures, lecture recitals and masterclasses in institutions including the Trinity College of Music, Cambridge University, Texas State University, UT Austin, the Central Conservatory of Beijing, and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Chung currently teaches at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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