Cora Chung

Cora (Yi-Huan) Chung is a composer and cellist from Taiwan. She started her classical music training at age four. As a cellist, she has performed with a number of professional orchestras in Asia, such as Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO). As a composer, her music has been performed and recorded at the Sound of Silent Film Festival in Chicago and 20th Century Fox Studios in 2019. She has received government scholarships for studying abroad from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, and graduated from Columbia College in Chicago majoring in Music Composition for the Screen. She got an internship at 5 Cat Studios with composer John Powell, and the AWFC mentorship program with Christopher Lennertz. She also co-composed the music for a production of “The Joy Luck Club” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse with composer Nathan Wang.

In 2020, Chung received a fellowship in the prestigious Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound, and was awarded with an Honorary Mention for the Peer Raben Music Award at Soundtrack Cologne in Germany.

Chung got selected for SPOT THE COMPOSER 2021 in Marché du Film at Cannes Film Festival, and was awarded a grant from the Interdisciplinary Program at Sundance and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She has been named Art of Practice Fellow for September 2021- August 2022 at the Sundance Institute.

She enjoys being a film-multimedia composer and musician in order to share perspective, beauty, and joy to the world.