" Music gives people the ability to create a unique identity and share their emotions with the audience. I truly believe that with the right mindset and positive outlook, anyone can acquire this skill. This is the root of my passion and I am so grateful to all those who have been a part of my own musical journey. Special thanks to the Comox Valley for such a warm embrace."
- Helena Jung
Helena Jung has had a diverse career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher in Vancouver Island, B.C. She vigorously pursues an eclectic repertoire, having performed with many well-known pianists such as Sarah Hagen, Glen Montgomery and Carter Johnson, as well as with the Vancouver Island Symphony since 2005. Helena received her BMus and MMus in Seoul, Korea, and has performed with the Jeunesses Musical World Orchestra as a member and the Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra , the Gyeonggi Provincial Philharmonic Orchestra as a principal.
As well, she participated in various musical programs, such as the Ratzeburger Sommer Akademie Festival in Germany and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. She has appeared as a soloist with the Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ewha University Symphony Orchestra, the Gyeonggi Provincial Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, and the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra.
She has been invited as a performer and faculty to Concerts Denman, Lulu Performing Arts, Quadra Chamber Music Festival, and CYMC .
Helena is a member of the Comox Valley Piano Society, BC Registered Teachers Music Association and the Island Baroque Ensemble. Furthermore, she plays with the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and is the leader of Vancouver Island Cello Ensemble. Also, she has held her own cello recital series; “Cellobration” and her students` concerts’; “Hello, Cello!” since 2007.
As of 2018, Helena Jung is the Music Director/ Conductor of the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra. At the pinnacle of her career, Helena is exhilarated to lead the SSO to unprecedented feats enrich the Valley with music unlike any other. Her passion for music can be heard in her work and always leaves concertgoers eager for more.