Flux Flummoxed
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New American music for violin and piano brilliantly performed by Benjamin Sung and Jihye Chang.

Enterprising collaborators Benjamin Sung and Jihye Chang offer a program of new American music for violin and piano. The earliest work on the recording, Derek Johnson’s fragments was written in 2002 and revised between 2003 and 2005, while the most recent work, Christian A. Genry’s Flux Flummoxed was written in 2009 as a commission for Sung and Chng. Sean Shepherd’s Dust is dedicated to the performers who gave the world premiere performance. Benjamin Sung is on the faculty at Florida State University and the Brevard Music Center. A graduate of Eastman and Indiana University, he is the recipient of numerous awards and performs as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician across the U.S., in Korea and in Brazil. A graduate of Indiana University, Jihye Chang enjoys an active performing and teaching career, appearing in venues in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Korea and France. She was the first winner of the Mikhashoff International Competition for Pianist-Composer Collaboration in 2008.
Derek Johnson, composer
Benjamin Sung, violin, Jihye Chang, piano

Curtis K. Hughes, composer
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Benjamin Sung, violin, Jihye Chang, piano

Christian A. Gentry, composer
Flux Flummoxed
Benjamin Sung, violin, Jihye Chang, piano

Sean Shepherd, composer
Benjamin Sung, violin, Jihye Chang, piano

“Violinist Benjamin Sung is gratefully honored in this quarter as one of the 1 percent of violinists who is willing to explore, and superbly bring to life, new music. …Both of the artists reach all of the emotional heights required, and very convincingly…meet all of [the] technical demands. …Sung’s intonation and tone production is impeccable. This well-recorded CD, containing brilliant performances of four superb works, is a winner all around and is strongly recommended to those who are interested in adventurous chamber music of our time.” (Fanfare)