Music: The Chung Dynasty

"After our family, now every family in Korea has a trio," reports Pianist Myung-Whun Chung, 21, smiling at his own youthful hyperbole. With no exaggeration, however, it can be said that the Chungs rank in the forefront of this century's gifted musical families. Each of the seven young Chungs, aged 19 to 33, is a trained musician. Six have won prizes, two were child prodigies, and the three who were once the family's own fireside trio are now solo artists.

The best known of the Korean family Chung, Violinist Kyung-Wha, set the standard in...

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