Clara-Jumi Kang

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Born in Germany under a musical family, Clara-Jumi Kang started violin at the age of three. Only oneyear later, she enrolled at Mannheim Musikhochschule as the youngest student ever accepted tostudy under Valery Gradov. She went on to study with Zakhar Bron at Lubeck Musikhochschule.
At the age of six, she was the cover of german magazine 'Die Zeit' writing a main article defining heras 'Wunderkind'. By then, she had already given her debut with Hamburg Symphony at the age offive. Just turning seven, she got accepted at the Juilliard School with full scholarship to study underDorothy Delay. At such young age, Clara had already performed with orchestras such as Leipzig Gewandhaus, Hamburg Symphony, Kiel Philharmonie, Nice Philharmonie, Atlanta Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Orchestra, Korean Chamber Ensemble. At age nine, she recorded the Beethoven Triple Concerto and a solo recital program for cd label 'TELDEC'.
Clara went on to study Bachelor and Master degree at age sixteen with Nam-Yun Kim at the Korean National University of Arts. During that period, she won top prizes at Major International Violin Competition such as Tibor Varga Violin Competition in 2007, 1st Prize at Seoul Violin Competition in 2009, 2nd Prize at Hannover Violin Competition in 2009, 1st prize at Sendai Violin Competition in 2010, and then captured 1st prize at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 2010 with additional five special prizes.
Clara has established herself as a Soloist, invited to perform with orchestras such as Dresden Kapellsolisten, New Jersey Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Osaka Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic, Hiroshima Symphony, Kanazawa Orchestra, Taipei National Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with all the leading Korean Orchestras such as Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra and Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra.
Clara released her first Solo Album for DECCA 'Modern Solo' in 2011 including works such as Ernst Last Rose, Schubert Erl Konig, Ysaye Solo Sonatas.
Highlights of 2011/12 season included numerous concerts with orchestras and recitals in USA, recital at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), recital tour in Korea as well as appearances throughout Asia.
2013/14 season concerts include Tour in Korea with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra/Myung-Whun Chung, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra/Suntory Hall, KBS Symphony Orchestra/Yoel Levi, Taipei Symphony/Gilbert Varga among other appearances throughout USA, Europe and Asia,
Highlights of year 2014 were concert tours with Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and St.Petersburg/Yuri Temirkanov.
For season 15/16 collaboration with Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer, Moscow Virtuosi/Vladimir Spivakov, Mariinsky Orchestra/Valerie Gergiev, New Japan Philharmonic/Hartmut Haenchen, Seoul Philharmonic/Lionel Bringuier, Berlin Baroque Soloists, Macau Philharmonic/Lu Jia, Koln Chamber Orchestra/Christoph Poppen to only name few.
A very devoted Chamber Musician, Clara collaborates with Musicians such as Kyung-Wha Chung, Myung-Wha Chung, Gidon Kremer, Cho Liang Lin, Jian Wang, Gautier Capucon, Maxim Rysanov, and is a regular Artist at Great Mountains Music Festival.
In 2012, Clara was selected one of the 100 'Future's most promising, influential people for Korea' by Korean major newspaper DongA Times and also received the 2012 Daewon Music Award for her outstanding concert achievements internationally. She was awarded ¡ÈKumho Musician of the year¡É for 2014.
Since 2011, Clara resides in Munich. She currently plays on Antonio Stradivarius 'ex-Strauss' 1708, generously on loan by Samsung Cultural Foundation Korea.

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Discography

Modern Solo

1. Ernst¡§Etude Vi. 'Die Letzte Rose' From 'Sechs Mehrstimmige Etuden'
2. Schubert¡§Der Erlkonig
3. Ysay"e¡§Solo Violin Sonata Op. 27 : Sonata No. 3 In D Minor 'Ballad'
4. Ysay"e¡§Sonata No. 5 In G Major : I. L¡ÇAurore
5. Ysay"e¡§Sonata No. 5 In G Major : Ii. Danse Rustique
6. Ysay"e¡§Sonata No.6 In E Major
7. YOUNGJO LEE¡§Honzanori
8. Kreisler¡§Recitativo And Scherzo-Caprice Op. 6
9. Milstein¡§Paganiniana

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Date October 25th, 2015(Sun) 2:00pm
Venue Suntory Hall
New Japan Philharmonic The 548th Subscription Concert

[Performer]
Hartmut Haenchen (Conductor)
Clara-Jumi Kang (Violin)
New Japan Philharmonic
[Program]
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77
Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op.68

[Ticket]
All Reserved Seats (S)\7,200 (A)\6,100 (B)\5,100 (C)\4,100 (P)\3,600

[Information]
New Japan Phil Ticket Box 03-5610-3815

Date October 24th, 2015(Sat) 3:00pm
Venue Parthenon Tama
New Japan Philharmonic Subscription Concert in Tama #92

[Performer]
Hartmut Haenchen (Conductor)
Clara-Jumi Kang (Violin)
New Japan Philharmonic

[Program]
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77
: Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op.68

[Ticket]
All Reserved Seats (S)\7,200 (A)\6,200 (Student)\3,000

[Information]
New Japan Philharmonic Ticket Box 03-5610-3815

Date March 20th, 2015(Fri) 7:00pm
March 21st, 2015(Sat) 3:00pm
Venue Festival Hall
The 486th Subscription Concert

[Performer]
Claus Peter Flor (Conductor)
Clara-Jumi Kang (Violin)
Jian Wang (Cello)

[Program]
Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op.102
Dvorak: Symphony No.8 in G Major, Op.88, B.163

[Ticket]
All Reserved Seats (A)\6,000 (B)\5,000 (C)\4,000
(Student)\1,000 (Box)\7,000

[Information]
Osaka Phil Ticket Center 06-6656-4890

Date December 21st, 2013(Sat) 15:00
Venue Nasunogahara Harmony Hall
X'mas Concert 5 (Special Concert of Yamagata Symphony

[Performer]
Takeshi Ooi(Conductor)
Clara-Jumi Kang(Violin) ¡ú
Jean-Philippe Merckaert(Organ)
Yamagata Symphony Orchestra(Orchestra)

[Program]
Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Strauss: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ"

[Tickets]
Reserved Seats S \5,000 A \4,000 B \3,000 C \2,000

[Information]
Tokyou Guide 03-3822-0727

Date July 15, 2013 (Mon) 14:00
Venue Suntory Hall
[Performers]
Eva Ollikainen (Conductor)
Clara-Jumi Kang (Violin)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

[Program]
Brahms: Tragic Overture
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D major

[Tickets]
S¡ï5,800 A¡ï4,800 B¡ï3,800 P¡ï2,000

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Oji Hall Ticket Center 03-3567-9990

Date March 24, 2013 (Sun) 14:30
Venue Kyoto Concert Hall
Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
The 566th Subscription Concer


[Performers]
Junichi Hirokami (Conductor)
Clara-Jumi Kang
Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

[Program]
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Prokofiev: Symphony No.7 in C-shar minor, Op.131

[Tickets]
All Seats Reserved¡¡S¡ï4,500¡¡A¡ï4,000¡¡B¡ï3,500¡¡P¡ï2,000
On Sale Starting December 27, 2012 (Thu)

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Date March 20, 2013 (Wed; Holiday) 15:00
Venue Sendai City Youth Cultural Center Concert Hall
"5 WINNERS & 5 CONCERTOS"
Gala Concert celebrating the 5th Sendai International Music Competition

(The 2nd Day: Concert by the 1st Prizewinners of the 4th SIMC)

[Performers]
Shigeo Genda (Conductor)
Clara-Jumi Kang (Violin)
Vadym Kholodenko (Piano)
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra

[Program]
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 (Clara-Jumi Kang)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83 (Vadym Kholodenko)

[Tickets]
All Seats Reserved S¡ï4,500 A¡ï4,000 Student¡ï2,000 (A seat)
Special rates available to purchases of set tickets (to both performances on the 19th and the 20th) and to members of Sendai Cultural Foundation. Please see information below.

[Information]
Sendai Cultural Foundation 022-727-1872

Date March 24,2012¡ÊSun¡Ë14¡§30
Venue Kyoto Concert Hall
The 566th Subscription Concert

[Performer]
Junichi Hirokami¡ÊConductor¡Ë
Clara-Jumi Kang¡ÊViolin¡Ë
Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

[Program]
Khachaturian:¡ÈMasquerade¡Ésuite
Korngold:Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op.35
Prokofiev:Symphony No.7 in C-sharp minor op.131

[Price]
S¡ï4,500 A¡ï4,000 B¡ï3,500 P¡ï2,000
On Sale from December 27,2012

[Information]
Kyoto Concert Hall Box Office 075-711-3090 ¡Ê10:00am¡Á17:00pm¡Ë

Date April 14,2012¡ÊSat¡Ë15¡§00
Venue Aichi Arts Center
Violin Gala Concert

[Performer]
Clara-Jumi Kang¡ÊViolin¡Ë
Kazuhito Ymane¡ÊViolin¡Ë
Haruka Nagao¡ÊViolin¡Ë
Ray Chen¡ÊViolin¡Ë
Kazuyoshi Akiyama¡ÊConductor¡Ë
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra

[Program]
M.Ravel¡§Tzigane
Bartok¡§Rhapsody No.1¡¡etc.

[Price]
S\7,000 A\6,000 B\5,000 C\4,000 D\3,000

[Information]
CBC 052-241-8118

Date April 6,2012¡ÊFri¡Ë14¡§00
Venue NHK Osaka Hall
Century Four Season Concert 2012¡ÁSpring

[Performer]
Kazuhiro Koizumi¡ÊConductor¡Ë
Clara-Jumi Kang
Japan Century Symphony Oechestra

[Program]
B.Smetana¡§Overture to the Opera "The Bartered Bride"
P.I.Tchaikovsky¡§Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in Dmajor, Op.35
L.v.Beethoven¡§Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92

[Price]
A\4,500 B\3,500 C\2,500

[Information]
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Date February 17, 2012 (Fri) 18:45
Venue Aster Plaza
Kazuyoshi Akiyama¡Çs Discovery Series
¡ÈThe Journey of Romantic Music - Composer who painted the 19th Century No.4¡É


Kazuyoshi Akiyama (Conductor)
Clara-Jumi Kang (Violin)
Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra

[Program]
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35

[Price]
S¡ï5,000¡¡ A¡ï4,000¡¡B¡ï3,000¡¡Students (B)¡ï1,000

[Information]
Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra Office¡¡082-532-3080

Date Wed/1/June/2011 19:00
Venue Hamarikyu Asahi Hall
WINNERS' CONCERT SERIES
The 4th Sendai International Music Competition Victory Commemoration Concert¡¡Clara-Jumi Kang


[Performer]
Clara-Jumi Kang¡ÊViolin¡Ë
Yuya Tsuda¡ÊPiano¡Ë

[Program]
J.Brahms¡§Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
E.Ysaye¡§Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 27, No. 3,"Ballade"
Chausson¡§Poeme, Op. 25
P.Tchaikovsky¡§Sentimental Waltz Op. 51, No. 6
Valse - Scherzo, Op. 34
H.Wieniawski¡§Polonaise brillante No. 2 in A major, Op. 21

[Price]
All Reserved Seats \3,800 Student \1,000

[Information]
Asahi Hall Ticket Center +81-3-3267-9990

Date Sat/7/May/2011 14:00
Venue Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra Tokyo Opera City Series No.61

[Performer]
Hubert Soudant¡ÊConductor¡Ë
Clara-Jumi Kang¡ÊViolin¡Ë
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

[Program]
M.Bruch¡§Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

[Price]
S:\6,000 A:\5,000 B:\4,000 C:\3,000

[Information]
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