Meet the musicians

Michelle Sung

German-born flutist, Michelle Sung has toured all over the world performing with various orchestras. Growing up in Kiel, a northern city in Germany, she attended the pre-college music program at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, Germany, double-
majoring in piano and flute. After her family immigrated to the United States, she furthered her studies at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.

Upon graduating from the New England Conservatory, Michelle joined the Debut Chamber Orchestra as principal flute. As a passionate chamber musician, Michelle has performed in renowned halls, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Symphony Hall in Boston and Disney Hall in Los Angeles. She has appeared with various orchestras, including the Spoleto Music Festival, Hawaii Symphony, Orchestra of Americas, New
World Symphony, Boston Philharmonic and Texas Music Festival.

An advocate of community engagement, Michelle started her own socially-distanced outdoor concert series, OpenairSF, during the pandemic, raising awareness and advocating for racial equality with classical music. OpenairSF donated all proceeds to the Equal Justice Initiative and the Asian American Advancing Justice.

Michelle’s summer engagements include returning to the Spoleto Music Festival, followed by her debut as principal flute at the Sunflower Music Festival and the Buzzards Bay Music Festival. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory, where she studied
with Paula Robison, and a Masters Degree from San Francisco Conservatory under the tutelage of Tim Day, principal flute of the San Francisco Symphony.