Cecilia Kang, clarinet
Clarinetist Cecilia Kang enjoys an active career as a concert clarinetist, educator and an adjudicator. A prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition, she is a recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington DC, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Metropolitan Arts Council, the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects, the Kingsway Foundation, and the Hendrickson Foundation.
As a performer, she has been invited to perform at Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), Grumo Music Festival (Italy), Castleton Music Festival (USA), Piccolo Spoleto Festival (USA), Bay View Music Festival (USA), Collingwood Music Festival (Canada), International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival (China), Seoul Arts Center (South Korea) and Interflow Music Festival (Hong Kong). She has recently appeared as a soloist with the Jeonju Wind Orchestra (South Korea) and Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band (Hong Kong).
She is in demand as a guest artist and master class clinician at renowned institutions, including the University of Toronto (Canada), San Francisco Conservatory of Music (USA), Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (China), Shanghai Conservatory of Music (China), Sai Wan Ho Civic Center (Hong Kong), National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan), Yonsei University (South Korea), Thailand International Clarinet Academy (Thailand), Conservatorio di Musica "G.Verdi" di Milano (Italy) and many other universities and conservatories around the world.
Her notable engagements include lectures, recitals and clarinet pedagogy workshops at various conferences hosted by Music Educators Association across the United States, the College Music Society, the Midwest Clinic, the Clarinet Colloquium and the International ClarinetFest (Baton Rouge, Lawrence, Ostend, Knoxville). As an adjudicator, she has served on judging panels for the International Clarinet Association, the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, the Interflow Band Festival of Hong Kong and the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. Her works have been published by the Nineteenth-Century Music Review, GIA Publications and Soundset Recordings.
Cecilia Kang earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto. She has also participated in professional development residencies at Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music (Austria) and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (Germany).
She currently serves as Associate Professor of Clarinet at Furman University in South Carolina and Artist Faculty at California Orchestra Institute and InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy. Dr. Kang is a Vandoren and Buffet Crampon Performing Artist and Clinician. For more information, please visit www.kangcecilia.com.