JCM students have the opportunity to be mentored by a professional ensemble through workshops, master classes, and Performing with the Pros. This is a wonderful resource and inspiration for the students.
This season, the Resident Ensemble is trio FUGU with JCM coaches Lorenz Gamma (violin), Joon Sung Jun (cello), and Ming Tsu (piano). The members of trio FUGU perform and teach regularly at numerous festivals in the U.S., Mexico, China, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Kazakhstan and many European countries such as Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. They have recorded chamber music works for Cambria Records, Centaur Records, Cuneiform Records, EAR Records, ECM Records, Innova Recordings, Suisa and Tilia Records.
Aside from concertizing the three members of trio FUGU share an ardent dedication in educating avid young professional musicians, with their activity as teachers of their individual instruments as well as of chamber music, both as private teachers and at already nearly a dozen colleges and universities combined, including schools such as the California Institute of the Arts, California State University Long Beach, UCLA and Indiana University Bloomington. By collaborating with students in workshops and concerts the musicians of trio FUGU pass on their unyielding enthusiasm for chamber music and creates projects that help enrich and develop chamber music curriculums at institutions and schools, both in the U.S. and abroad.