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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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  • Recent and current highlights include her debut at the Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Ryan Bancroft performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, performances with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Bremer Philharmoniker, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony. She will tour with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Israel Symphony and will return to collaborate with 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, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with conductors such as Boreyko, Bringuier, Chung, Fedoseyev, Gergiev, 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, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, NCPA Beijing Orchestra, Macao Philharmonic, Taipei Symphony 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 Misha 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.

    2022-23 season / 449 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)

'Clara-Jumi Kang showed that she is a soloist who, beyond virtuosity, is capable of recreating music with meaning and sensitivity, providing brilliant colour and expressive intonation'


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

The Strad

'Her Proms debut…showcased Kang’s formidable technique and exceptional musicianship.'

Opera Today

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