MinJung Kang - Violinist

Violinist MinJung Kang has captivated audiences throughout Asia, America and Europe in such venues as Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Munich Gasteig and Herkulessaal, Schloss Elmau, Radio Hall Poznan, National Hall Taipei and the Seoul Arts Center. Since her debut with the Seoul Youth Philharmonic at the age of nine playing the Mozart Concerto in G, Ms. Kang has appeared with the Munich Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony, Munich Chamber, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Jeunesse Musicale World, Amadeus Radio Chamber, Baltic Philharmonic, Eurasian Symphony, World Symphony, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Taipei Symphony, Busan Sinfonietta, Suwon Philharmonic, Inchon Philharmonic, KBS Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic.

Her artistry has been praised as "first-class performance that was marked by a direct, spontaneous manner, a strong sense of line and a consistently sweet and singing tone" by The Baltimore Sun, "with immence energy, authoritative, sweet-toned and ardent" by the Süddeutsche Zeitung among many others. In addition to appearances in television features and a documentary film in South Korea, she has performed in the nationally televised concert commemorating inauguration of President Young-Sam Kim. Her live and recorded radio performances and CD recordings have been broadcast in many other countries.

Alongside her solo work, Ms. Kang has maintained strong interest in chamber music and has been invited to various chamber music festivals such as Rheingau, ARD, Bad Berleburg, Luoghi Sonori, Gdanska Wiosna, Groningen-Ostfriesland, Encuentro, Rellingen, Rockport chamber music festivals and has collaborated with Martin Beaver, Gérard Caussé, Myung-Wha Chung, Wenzel Fuchs, Vladimir Mendelssohn and leaders of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

MinJung Kang has also garnered numerous top prizes including ARD Munich incl. the Audience Prize, Concert Artists Guild New York, Taipei incl. the Modern Piece Performance Prize, Houston Symphony Ima Hogg, Viotti-Valsesia, Schadt International Competitions and 1.Prizes including Jeunesse Musicales Young Artists, Postacchini, Corpus Christi, Johannes Brahms, Yale Gordon, Dong-A, World Symphony Young Artists, Seoul Philharmonic Young Artists, Seoul Chamber Music, Cho-Sun Times und Mainichi Shimonoseki Competitions. She is the recipient of the Sydney Friedberg Prize and the Wun-Pa Music Prize as the Instrumentalist of the Year.

Born in Seoul, Ms. Kang studied with Nam-Yun Kim and Ik-Hwan Bae at Seoul National Univ. & Korea National Univ. of Arts, with Victor Danchenko at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, with Krzysztof Wegrzyn at Musikhochschule Hannover and with Ana Chumachenco and Herman Krebbers.

Currently she is on the faculty of the Dr. Hoch`s Konservatorium in Frankfurt am Main and the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany. She has held the position as a concertmaster of the Komische Oper Berlin and is the founding member of the Morpheus -Duo, -Trio and -Quartet in Berlin and the Dresdner Bach-Solisten and is in high demand as chamber music partner.


"Kraft- und
Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Ein Hochgenuß"
"First class"
"The Baltimore Sun"