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Clara-Jumi Kang


  • Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang is an artist of supreme musicality, impeccable refinement and poise as borne out by the many awards and accolades she has received since she won 1st prize at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition in 2010, Sendai Violin Competition (2010) and the Seoul Violin Competition (2009).  Her cycle of Beethoven Violin Sonatas with pianist Sunwook Kim which was released on Accentus last season has received outstanding reviews and nominations.

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  • Upcoming highlights of the 23/24 season include her Edinburgh Festival solo recital debut, as well as debuts with the Israel Philharmonic as part of the Côte-Saint-André Festival under Music Director Lahav Shani, with whom she will also make her Budapest Festival Orchestra debut, the LA Philharmonic as part of the Hollywood Bowl Festival, and the Cincinnati and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. Kang will also return to the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, and tour South Korea with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Myung-whun Chung. As a recitalist, Kang regularly performs at the world’s most prestigious halls, and will make her Wigmore Hall debut next season, and return to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for two concerts.

    Recent highlights include her debut at the Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Ryan Bancroft, and performances with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Taipei Symphony.

    She made her concerto debut with Hamburg Symphony at the age of five and has since performed with orchestras including the Warsaw Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductors such as Bancroft, Boreyko, Bringuier, Chung, Fedoseyev, P Järvi, Lü Jia, Märkl, Mena, Poppen, Roth, Temirkanov and Yamada.

    Further afield, her performances have taken her to the USA with the Atlanta, New Jersey, Indianapolis and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestras, as well as Asia with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, NCPA Beijing Orchestra, Macao Philharmonic and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestras.  She was selected as one of the top 100 “Most promising and influential people of Korea” in 2012 by major Korean newspaper Dong-A Times and was awarded the Daewon Music Award (2012) for her outstanding international achievements as well as Kumho Musician of the Year (2015).

    Clara-Jumi Kang has made two recordings for Decca: “Modern Solo” featuring works including Schubert’s “Last Rose”, “Erlkönig” and Ysaÿe Sonatas, and a Brahms/Schumann album with Yeol-Eum Son. 

    A devoted chamber musician, she regularly visits chamber music festivals and collaborates with renowned musicians including Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer and Mischa Maisky.

    Born in Germany to a musical family, Clara-Jumi Kang took up the violin at the age of three and a year later enrolled as the youngest ever student at the Mannheim Musikhochschule. She went on to study with Zakhar Bron at the Lübeck Musikhochschule and at the age of seven was awarded a full scholarship to the Julliard School to study with Dorothy Delay. She took her Bachelor and Masters degrees at the Korean National University of Arts under Nam-Yun Kim before completing her studies at the Munich Musikhochschule with Christoph Poppen.

    Clara-Jumi Kang plays on the 1702 "Thunis" Stradivarius.

    2023-24 season / 553 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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Concerto repertoire


Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1041
Double Violin Concerto in D minor,  BWV 1043
Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060

Violin Concerto, Op.14

Violin Concerto No.1, BB 48a
Violin Concerto No.2, BB117

Violin Concerto
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No.1 in G major, Op.40
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No.2 in F major, Op.50
Triple Concerto in C major, Op.56 

Violin Concerto

Serenade (after Plato's 'Symposium')

Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op.102

Violin Concerto, Op.15

Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.44
Scottish Fantasy
Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E minor, Op.88

Poème (for Violin and Orchestra) Op.25

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

Violin Concerto 

Violin Concerto

Symphonie Espagnole

Violin Concerto in D minor 
Violin Concerto in E minor
Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra

Violin Concerto no.1 in B-flat major K.207
Violin Concerto no.2 in D major K.211
Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216 
Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218
Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K.219 
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola 

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major
Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor

Arvo Pärt
Tabula Rasa

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Desyatnikov)

Violin Concerto No.1
Violin Concerto No.2

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor

Concerto Grosso No.1

Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto No.1
Violin Concerto No.2

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending

Violin Concerto No.4
Violin Concerto No.5

The Four Seasons

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto No.1
Violin Concerto No.2 

Isang Yun
Violin Concerto no.3 (1992)

"A true display of virtuosity."


"A staggeringly talented performer"

The Scotsman

'Clara-Jumi Kang’s playing has constant poise… She is as ready to caress as to attack.'

The Strad


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