The New England Conservatory in Boston have celebrated Kyung Wha Chung’s phenomenal career to date by conferring upon her an honorary Doctorate in Music.
In a moving speech, Kyung Wha was described as a trailblazing role model who has shown generations of young Korean women how to be unafraid of being successful. The true magnitude of her powerful contribution to music-making was beautifully summarised as follows:
“In Korea, Ms. Chung is a national and cultural treasure. For people everywhere who love music, she is a human treasure.”