Mastered by Bernie Grundman! Recorded Live Direct to 2-track on 30ips analogue tape!
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the April 2009 Issue of Stereophile!
One of the best sounding chamber music recordings that we've ever heard!
Hailed for its soul-stirring, captivating performances of supreme artistry, The Jung Trio, "a spectacular group with wonderful musicality at their fingertips," (Ezra Laderman, composer and Dean Emeritus of Yale University) has established its status as one of the most notable rising young ensembles of today. The group is comprised of sisters Jennie, Ellen, and Julie Jung, who each contributes her own singular warmth and impassioned sensibility to the collaborative force. The trio has appeared in concerts all across North America as well as around the world. In April, 2007, they swept the auditions held in the City of Beverly Hills. As a result, the Trio was presented on Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Sundays Live," the Beverly Hills "Music in the Mansion," and the Trinity Lutheran, Manhattan Beach "Previews" concert series. The Jung Trio won the Grand Prize at the 2002 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Bronze Medal at the 2002 Fischoff Competition.
The sisters were born and raised in Toronto, where they received their early music training as scholarship students in the Young Artist Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Initial successes include top prizes at the Canadian Music Competition, Kiwanis Music Festival, and the CIBC National Music Festival.
Jennie Jung received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, pupil of Marietta Orlov. Following studies at Yale School of Music (Master of Music and Artist Diploma) with Claude Frank, she went on to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Juilliard School in May, 2008.
Ellen Jung completed studies in the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Toronto with Lorand Fenyves and David Zafer. She received her Master of Music and Artist Diploma from Yale as a student of Syoko Aki.
Julie Jung studied with Shauna Rolston at the University of Toronto, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music. She received her Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music as a student of Laurence Lesser, before joining her sisters at Yale, where she completed the Artist Diploma as a student of Aldo Parisot.
"I then played another new arrival: the Jung Trio's recording of Dvorak's Piano Trio in F MInor, Op. 65 (two 45rpm LPs, Groove Note GRV1043-1), recorded live in concert direct to 2-track analog tape at 30 ips and mastered by Bernie Grundman. It was an ear-opener: the violin, cello and piano were reproduced with an appropriately rich darkness, three dimensionality, transparency, and versimilitude that had me thinking: Can it possibly sound any better?" - Michael Fremer, Stereophile April 2009 In Heavy Rotation
"The recording is gorgeous: warm, spacious and everything you love about analog that digital just can't give you, which makes the rarity of this—a new, live to two track analog classical music recording all the more special. The violin is silky-rich and real sounding stage right (on the left), while the cello is deep, sonorous and full stage left. The piano, center stage is palpable and appropriately liquid. The recording exudes warmth, transparency and three-dimensionality as the confines of the space are subtly suggested in the delicate acoustic set up around the players. " - Michael Fremer, musicangle.com, 9 out of 10 Music, 11 out of 10 Sound!!!
"...if you're looking for a sophisticated but accessible piece to show off just how spectacularly natural your system can sound, you can't go wrong with this. If it doesn't sound as if this trio is arrayed on stage not far from where you sit, your system needs work." - Michael Fremer, musicangle.com, 9 out of 10 Music, 11 out of 10 Sound!!!