JUNG EUN KANG

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Violinist Jung Eun Kang is a passionate musician who has appeared on stages across the United States and South Korea as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. She is a second-year Fellow at the New World Symphony. Before joining NWS, she was a member of the Hartford Symphony in Connecticut while a student at Yale School of Music. As a winner of the Woolsey Concerto Competition, she appeared as a soloist with the Yale Philharmonia under the direction of Ludovic Morlot.

Born in South Korea, Ms. Kang has been the recipient of many top prizes at several national competitions, including the Sung Jung Competition, 30th Busan Music Competition, and Sejong Arts and Culture Foundation Competition. As a chamber musician, she won the Seoul Young Chamber Music Competition and has performed with renowned artists such as Vadim Repin, Edgar Meyer, Víkingur Ólafsson and Jörg Widmann through the international Sejong Soloists on Korea Tour. She also performed the opening concert of Kallos Chamber Music Series with Ole Akahoshi in New Haven.

Ms. Kang has also attended summer festivals including the String Leadership Program at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, where she studied with Glenn Dicterow, as well as the Euro Music Festival in Leipzig.

Ms. Kang began studying the violin at age 11 at the Music Prodigy Academy of the Seoul Arts Center. She holds a bachelor of music degree from the Seoul National University in South Korea, and a master of music degree at Yale University School of Music, under the tutelage of Hyo Kang.