Biography: Katharina Kang

Katharina KangKatharina Kang, violin, has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Petersburg Philharmonic, the Alte Oper Frankfort, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Rieg Hall in Bergen, as well as the Philharmonic Halls in Essen, Wuppertal, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich. Her performances have been broadcast by BBC, NDR, WDR, SWR, and HR. Ms. Kang has worked with conductors such as Dmitrij Kitajenko, Arnold Katz, Kirill Perenko, Alondra de la Parra, Ruben Gazarian, and Neemi Jarvi.

Ms. Kang is currently a student of Jaime Laredo and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her performances include collaborations with Pavel Gililov, Boris Bloch, Elmar Oliviera, Timothy Eddy, Frank Helmerson, Shmuel Ashkenasi, and she has attended masterclasses with Frank Peter Zimmerman, Miriam Fried, Phillip Setzer, Leon Fleisher, Pamela Frank, the Escher String Quartet, and the American String Quartet. In 2014, she was invited as Artist-in-Residence of the Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia, as well as Rhode Island’s Jamestown Art Center and the Baltimore Youth Symphony.

Ms. Kang studied with Rosa Fain at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music after studying with Pinkas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music.

Ms. Kang plays on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris 1864).

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