Juliette Kang


Canadian violinist Juliette Kang brings interpretive insight, beautiful tone and technical mastery to a wide range of literature, earning particular acclaim for her traversals of 20th-century masterworks. She has been guest soloist with the Vienna and Baltimore Chamber Orchestras, Orchestres National de France and Bordeaux-Acquitaine, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México; Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Philadelphia and National Arts Centre Orchestras; American, San Francisco, Baltimore, Syracuse, Omaha, Detroit, Edmonton, Vancouver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Toronto, Houston, Montreal, Korean Broadcasting, Singapore, Russian National and Kyushu (Japan) Symphonies; Hong Kong and Calgary Philharmonics and Chicago Sinfonietta. Conductors with whom she collaborates include Marin Alsop, Markand Thakar, Michael Tilson-Thomas and Keith Lockhart. She recently had the pleasure of performing the Bruch Scottish Fantasy with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

An especially accomplished recitalist, Ms. Kang’s invitations include New York's Carnegie Hall, Frick Collection, Rockefeller University and 92nd Street Y; Paris' Théâtre Châtelet, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Boston's Gardner Museum, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, Toronto’s “Onstage at the Glenn Gould” series, as well as in Seoul, Taipei, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. In addition she has enlivened Canada’s Festival International de Lanaudière and Festival International d’Été; America’s Spoleto, Bravo! Colorado, Ventura, Moab and Marlboro Festivals; and France’s Colmar Festival.

Born in Edmonton, Canada, Ms. Kang began her violin studies at age four. At nine she began studying with Dr. Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute of Music, from which she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1991. In 1993 she earned her Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School, where her teachers included Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang and Robert Mann. She came to international attention as winner of First Prize in both the Yehudi Menuhin and Indianapolis International Competitions and is also a Young Concert Artists winner.

Ms. Kang’s recording debut--a recital on the Discover International label, including the premiere recording of Lutoslawski’s Subito--was issued to rapturous acclaim and followed by a recital CD recorded “live” at Carnegie Hall. On the C.B.C. label is her orchestral recording debut, Schumann and Wieniawski (#2) Concertos with Sergiu Comissiona and the Vancouver Symphony. Ms. Kang has also been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, was assistant concertmaster of the Boston Symphony and in 2005-2006 joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as First Associate Concertmaster. Ms. Kang has been profiled in The Strad, The Indianapolis Star, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail and many other publications.