Cecilia Kang



Korean-Canadian clarinetist Cecilia Kang enjoys an active career as a concert clarinetist, educator and an adjudicator. Prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition, she is also a recipient of numerous grants from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington DC, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Metropolitan Arts Council, the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects, the Kingsway Foundation, and the Hendrickson Foundation.

Internationally, she has been invited to perform at Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), Grumo Music Festival (Italy), Castleton Music Festival (USA), Piccolo Spoleto Festival (USA), Collingwood Music Festival (Canada), International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival (China), Seoul Arts Center (South Korea) and Interflow Music Festival (Hong Kong).

Her notable engagements as an artist teacher include recitals, lectures and clarinet pedagogy workshops at institutions such as the University of Toronto (Canada), San Francisco Conservatory of Music (USA), Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (China), Shanghai Conservatory of Music (China), Sai Wan Ho Civic Center (Hong Kong), Yonsei University (South Korea), and Conservatorio di Milano (Italy) among many other universities and conservatories around the world. She has presented at conferences hosted by Music Educators Association across the United States, the College Music Society, the Midwest Clinic, the Clarinet Colloquium and the International ClarinetFest. As an adjudicator, she has served on judging panels on behalf of the International Clarinet Association, the College Music Society, the Interflow Band Festival of Hong Kong and the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition.

Cecilia Kang earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto. Her main teachers have included Daniel Gilbert, Yehuda Gilad, Joaquin Valdepenas, Joseph Orlowski, Avrahm Galper and Zeng-­Ming Liao. She has participated in professional development residencies at Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music (Austria) and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (Germany).

She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Furman University in South Carolina and Artist-in-Residence at Bay View Music Festival in Michigan. Dr. Kang is a Vandoren and Buffet Crampon Performing Artist and Clinician. For more information, please visit www.kangcecilia.com.