Artist Bio

Katharina Kang, viola

An accomplished violinist and violist, Katharina Kang has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, and Grieg Hall in Bergen, as well as the philharmonic halls in Essen, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich. Her performances have been broadcast worldwide by BBC, NDR, WDR, SWR, and HR. Kang has appeared regularly at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the David Oistrakh Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and the Weilburger Schlosskonzerte. She has worked with Pavel Gililov, Boris Bloch, and Elmar Oliveira, among others, and attended the Heifetz Music Institute, the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artists Program, and Keshet Eilon. From 2001 to 2010, Kang was a master student of Rosa Fain’s at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule Düsseldorf and won many international and national competitions, including the Artists Award of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2005. She is a scholar of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and has been one of its Rising Stars since 2006. Katharina Kang is currently pursuing her Artist Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Jaime Laredo.