Leslie Tung has been praised for his interpretations on the classic fortepiano, the instrument favored by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.
Tung has been recitalist at the First International Festival and Conference on Fortepiano in Antwerp, the Michigan MozartFest, the Connecticut Early Music Festival and Festival Indianapolis. This past summer he was a guest artist at the Academy for Performing Arts in Hong Kong and at six universities throughout South Africa.
Tung began his study of piano in his native St. Louis, Missouri; however he pursued other interests in the natural and social sciences at Yale where he graduated with a degree in sociology. His professional commitment to music was as result of intense study under pianist and scholar John Kirkpatrick. Graduate piano studies followed at the Eastman School and the University of Southern California. He is currently professor of music at Kalamazoo College and often appears in duo piano recitals with his wife Silvia Roederer.