Clara-Jumi Kang |
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Clara-Jumi Kang |

Clara-Jumi Kang

Date of birth

Clara-Jumi Kang |

Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang attracted international attention with her impressive performance at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2015). Technical perfection, emotional maturity, a rare sense of taste and unique charm of the artist captivated music critics and an enlightened public, and an authoritative international jury awarded her the title of laureate and the IV prize.

Clara-Jumi Kang was born in Germany into a musical family. Having started learning to play the violin at the age of three, a year later she entered the Mannheim Higher School of Music in the class of V. Gradov, then continued her studies at the Higher School of Music in Lübeck with Z. Bron. At the age of seven, Clara began studying at the Juilliard School in the class of D. Deley. By that time, she had already performed with orchestras from Germany, France, South Korea and the USA, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. At the age of 9, she participated in the recording of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and released a solo CD on the Teldec label. The violinist continued her education at the Korea National University of the Arts under Nam Yoon Kim and at the Higher School of Music in Munich under the guidance of K. Poppen. During her studies, she won awards at major international competitions: named after T. Varga, in Seoul, Hanover, Sendai and Indianapolis.

Clara-Jumi Kahn has performed with solo concerts and accompanied by orchestras in many cities in Europe, Asia and the USA, including on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, De Doelen Hall in Rotterdam, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Concert Hall named after P. I. Tchaikovsky.

Among her stage partners are many well-known ensembles – the Soloists of the Dresden Chapel, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, the Romande Switzerland Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the orchestras of the Mariinsky Theater, Moscow and St. Philharmonic, Moscow Virtuosi, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, many bands from the USA and South Korea. Clara-Jumi collaborated with famous conductors – Myung Wun Chung, Gilbert Varga, Hartmut Henchen, Heinz Holliger, Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Fedoseev and others.

The violinist performs at many chamber music festivals in Asia and Europe, plays with famous soloists – Gidon Kremer, Misha Maisky, Boris Berezovsky, Julian Rakhlin, Guy Braunstein, Boris Andrianov, Maxim Rysanov. He regularly takes part in the projects of the Spectrum Concerts Berlin ensemble.

In 2011, Kahn recorded a solo album Modern Solo for Decca, which included works by Schubert, Ernst and Ysaye. In 2016, the same company released a new disc with violin sonatas by Brahms and Schumann, recorded with the Korean pianist, winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, Yol Yum Son.

Clara-Jumi Kang is honored with the Daewon Music Award for Outstanding Live Achievement on the World Stage and Kumho Musician of the Year. In 2012, the largest Korean newspaper DongA included the artist in the top XNUMX most promising and influential people of the future.

Performances in the 2017-2018 season include a debut with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, a tour of Europe with the Tongyeong Festival Orchestra conducted by Heinz Holliger, concerts with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cologne Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christoph Poppen, the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreiko and the State Orchestra Rhine Philharmonic at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Clara-Jumi Kan currently lives in Munich and plays a 1708 ‘ex-Strauss’ Stradivarius violin, loaned to her by the Samsung Cultural Foundation.

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