The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra appoints violist Lisa Sung as newest orchestra member

18 May 2023

SAINT PAUL, MN, MAY 18, 2023 — The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) announces today that violist Lisa Sung has been appointed as the newest member of the orchestra, joining the viola section. Her first concerts as a full-time member will occur at the beginning of the 2023.24 season. Sung has performed numerous times with the orchestra; her most recent concerts were in October 2022, filmed at the Ordway Concert Hall.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Sung to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra viola section,” said SPCO Principal Viola Maiya Papach. “She has a beautiful musical sensitivity and a great command of the instrument, and we look forward to working with her in the SPCO. Welcome, Lisa!”

“I am beyond thrilled to become a member of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra starting this fall!” Sung said regarding her upcoming tenure with the orchestra. “The SPCO’s mission deeply resonates with my goals, and their commitment to artistic freedom, innovation, and creativity is something that I greatly value. Working alongside such incredible musicians will be a truly rewarding and inspiring experience, and I am so excited to contribute my love and passion for chamber music and orchestra to this dream ensemble. It is my honor to be welcomed into this family, and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues in creating special musical experiences for our audiences and the community!”

“We are so excited that Lisa will be joining the SPCO,” said Managing Director and President Jon Limbacher regarding Sung’s appointment. “She is a wonderful musician and a great addition to our amazing viola section. We look forward to welcoming her to the orchestra, the SPCO family and our community this fall.”