Soon-Mi Chung, originally from South Korea, is a teacher of viola at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.
Winner of the first prize for violin at the Conservatoire National de Paris at the age of 17, Soon-Mi went on to study at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Gstaad, and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She became soloist and later leader of the Broadcasting Orchestra and formed a celebrated duo with violinist Stephan Barratt-Due. Together they premiered works by Arne Nordheim, Kjetil Hvoslef an Olav Anton Thommessen, among others, and received the Oslo cultural award in 1998.
Soon-Mi has performed as a soloist with all of the Norwegian symphony orchestras, and on countless tours, CD recordings, TV shows and festivals in the USA, Israel, Europe and Asia. With Stephan Barratt-Due, she received the prestigious Lindemans legacy in 2007 and a cultural award in 2010.