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Dozens of Stars, One Teacher


Live from WFMT, Monday at 8:00 pm

DeLayed Reaction

Janet Sung, a former student of Dorothy Delay, gives a recital on Monday’s Live from WFMT. For people inside the music world, studying with Dorothy Delay means something.

Teacher to Itzhak Perlman, Midori, and Gil Shaham, the gentle lady from Kansas guided one player after another toward an international career, all from her studio at the Juilliard School. It was a teaching career that lasted over 50 years (she died in 2002), the final chapter of which has yet to be written: Jaap van Zweden, whose star as a conductor is on the rise, was once her violin student. He became concertmaster of the Concertgebouw Orchestra at 18.

Monday’s Live from WFMT features Janet Sung, a Chicago-based violinist, and former student of Dorothy DeLay. Ms. Sung joined the faculty at DePaul in 2010. Ms. Sung is a wonder in her own right. She was a latecomer to the violin, starting at age seven. At the age of nine she soloed with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Janet Sung will play a Saint-Saens Violin Sonata, a Smetana Piano Trio with other DePaul faculty, and a Dvorak Piano Quartet. The studio concert begins on Monday at 8:00 pm.


Dorothy DeLay teaching young Cho-Liang Lin

Students of Dorothy DeLay (partial list)
Itzhak Perlman
Sarah Chang
Gil Shaham
Nigel Kennedy
Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg
Cho-Liang Lin
Shlomo Mintz
Philippe Quint
Anne Akiko Meyers
Joseph Swensen, conductor
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Don Weilerstein, Cleveland Quartet
Desirée Ruhstrat, Lincoln Trio
Jameson Cooper, Euclid Quartet
Erez Ofer, concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra
Edward Dusinberre, Takacs Quartet
Robert Chen, concertmaster, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Kim, concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra
Kikuei Ikeda, Tokyo String Quartet
Liviu Prunaru, concertmaster, Concertgebouw Orchestra
David Taylor, assistant concertmaster, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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