Hyo Kang, Artistic DirectorHyo Kang, artistic director of Sejong, has led a flourishing and versatile career as violinist, teacher, and artistic director for the past three decades. He has made numerous concert tours in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Central America. As a member of the highly acclaimed Theatre Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for more than twenty years, he has given many works their American premieres, and enjoyed musical collaborations with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Pina Carmirelli, Walter Trampler, and André Watts.
Mr. Kang has been on the faculty of the Juilliard School since 1978 and is Visiting Professor at Yale School of Music. He has given master classes in the U.S., Korea, Japan, and Mexico and was on the faculties of the Aspen Music School in Colorado from 1978–2005 and the Japan-Aspen Music Festival in Nagano, Japan from 1994–97. His students have distinguished themselves with top prizes at the world’s most prestigious competitions and are performing with major orchestras worldwide. His students have distinguished themselves with top prizes at the world’s most prestigious competitions and are performing with major orchestras worldwide. Mr. Kang’s former students include Gil Shaham, Sarah Chang, and Chee-Yun, among many others. Hyo Kang was born in Seoul, Korea and graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay.
In March 2003 he was appointed Honorary Ambassador by the Governor of Gangwon Province, Korea and was asked to bring the first international music festival to PyeongChang; Mr. Kang launched the Great Mountains Music Festival & School in August 2004 and serves as its artistic director.
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