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Juliette Kang

Kang is celebrated internationally for her interpretive insight, beautiful tone and astonishing technical mastery.
Kang, Juliette
Violinist Juliette Kang (photo by Christian Steiner).

Kang, Juliette

Juliette Kang, violinist (b at Edmonton, Alta 6 Sept 1975). Kang began her violin studies at age four. At nine she began studying with Dr. Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute of Music, from which she earned her Bachelor's degree in 1991. In 1993 she earned her Master's degree from the Juilliard School, where her teachers included Dorothy Delay, Hyo Kang and Robert Mann. She came to international attention as winner of first prize in both the Yehudi Menuhin and Indianapolis International competitions and is also a Young Concert Artists winner.

Kang is celebrated internationally for her interpretive insight, beautiful tone and astonishing technical mastery. Her engagements to date include the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National Bordeaux-Acquitaine, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Philadelphia and National Arts Centre Orchestras; American, Detroit, Edmonton, Vancouver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Toronto, Houston, Montréal, Korean Broadcasting, Singapore, Russian National and Kyushu (Japan) symphonies; Hong Kong and Calgary philharmonics; and Chicago Sinfonietta.

An especially accomplished recitalist, Kang has performed at New York's Carnegie Hall and also at the Frick Collection in that city, Paris's Théâtre Châtelet, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Boston's Gardner Museum, Washington, DC's Kennedy Center, Toronto's "Onstage at the Glenn Gould" series, as well as in Seoul, Taipei, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Kang's recording debut, which included the premiere recording of Lutoslawski's Subito, was issued to rapturous acclaim in February 1995 and was followed by a CD of her March 1996 Carnegie Hall recital. Her recording of the Wienawski Second Violin Concerto and the Schumann Violin Concerto with Sergiu Comissiona and the Vancouver Symphony for CBC was released in 2000.

Juliette Kang was principal second violin with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra during the 1999-2000 season and was a member of the first violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 2001 to 2003. She held the position of Assistant Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony (2005-2006) before becoming First Associate Concertmaster with the Philadelphia Orchestra.