B.Mus. in Performance, UVic; MMus in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, UofT (in progress)
Iris Hung began playing the piano at the age of five, after learning “Hot Cross Buns” (for two fingers). Since then, she has learned to use all of her fingers and has performed across Canada and in Austria as a soloist and chamber musician. At the age of six, she won her first BC Provincial Medal of Excellence from Conservatory Canada for her grade one exam, and in 2010 and 2012, won the National Medal of Excellence for the highest exam mark in Canada for grades 9 and 10 piano. A winner of many local and provincial festival classes and competitions, Iris recently performed with the University of Victoria Orchestra as the winner of the annual concerto competition. She has also studied at the Universität Mozarteum’s Internationale Sommerakademie in Salzburg, as the winner of the Johann Strauss Scholarship Competition.
Iris believes that music is a powerful tool for self-discovery and expression, and strives to instill a high level of integrity and a deep love for music in her students. She began teaching piano in 2011, working with beginners as young as four years old. Since then, she has also coached university students and tutored music theory, history, and musicianship. With three years of pedagogy and student-teacher training, Iris is familiar with working with students of all skill levels and preparing students for recitals and festivals.
Iris graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance while also having studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Both under the tutelage of May Ling Kwok. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Toronto, under the instruction of Dr. Midori Koga.
Iris is excited to be joining the CMC teaching faculty!
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