Shelton musician to perform in all-star concert for charity

Ah Young Sung
Ah Young Sung

Violia player Ah Young Sung of Shelton will perform musical selections with 12 other musicians to benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance at the Connecticut School of Music’s All-Star Faculty Concert on Saturday, May 10 in Westport.

Sung has performed with orchestras and a string quartet around the world.

The concert is being held in memory of Greenwich public school teacher and cellist Constance E. Barrett. All proceeds will go toward the Breast Cancer Alliance, a Greenwich-based organization that focuses on prevention, early detection, treatment and finding a cure for the disease.

The performance will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport. Tickets are $15 per person; for information, contact Megan Zboray at or 203-226-0805.

Has performed around the world

Sung is a Yale School of Music graduate and former principal violist for the London Korean Symphony Orchestra. She now is the principal violist for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.

The Shelton resident was a founding member and former violist for the Alianza String Quartet, which was hailed by The New York Times and performed at Carnegie Hall as well as at venues in France, Japan and Italy.

The Alianza String Quartet won the Grand Prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition in 2007 and the Chamber Music Foundation of New England International Chamber Music Ensemble in 2008.

Sung received her bachelor’s degree from London’s Royal Academy of Music, where she received the Rose Roitman Award and Josephine Fuller Award in 2002, which are awarded to the most talented violist.

About the school and charity alliance

The Connecticut School of Music has been molding musicians for more than 10 years, offering lessons in viola, violin, piano, flute, guitar, cello, trombone, sax, trumpet, clarinet and voice. It provides private lessons to students of all ages and abilities.

Faculty members have graduated from such institutions as Juilliard, Yale and the Royal Academy of Music.

The Breast Cancer Alliance was established in 1996 by Mary Watterman, a woman diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. It works to improve survival rates and quality of life for breast cancer patients by investing in research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, and screening. More than $19 million in grants have been awarded by the organization.