About (바이오)

 

Clarinetist Cecilia Kang enjoys a multi-faceted international career as a concert clarinetist, educator and an adjudicator. She currently serves as the associate professor of clarinet at Louisiana State University and artist faculty at Aria International Summer Academy and California Orchestra Institute.  A prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition, she has received numerous awards and grants from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington DC, New Music USA, 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), Collingwood Music Festival (Canada), International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival (China), Daejeon Cosmopolitan Music Festival (South Korea), Interflow Music Festival (Hong Kong), Castleton Music Festival (USA), Piccolo Spoleto Festival (USA), and Bay View Music Festival (USA).

Her passionate and innovative teaching style has been showcased at over 100 renowned musical institutions around the world, including the University of Toronto (Canada), the University of Michigan (USA), Boston University (USA), Peabody Institute (USA), San Francisco Conservatory of Music (USA), Indiana University (USA), Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (China), Shanghai Conservatory of Music (China), the University of Melbourne (Australia), Sai Wan Ho Civic Center (Hong Kong), National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan), Yonsei University (South Korea), Thailand International Clarinet Academy (Thailand), Conservatorio di Musica “G.Verdi” di Milano (Italy), and Minas Gerais Philharmonic Academy (Brazil).

Her notable engagements include lectures, recitals and clarinet pedagogy workshops at various conferences hosted by Music Educators Association across the United States, the College Music Society, the Midwest Clinic (2017, 2022), and the ClarinetFest (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). As an adjudicator, she has served on judging panels for the International Clarinet Association, the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, the Interflow Band Festival of Hong Kong, the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, and the International Young Artist Competition of France. Her publications have been featured on the Nineteenth-Century Music Review Journal, the GIA Publications and the Clarinet Journal.

In 2020, she founded the Silver Linings Initiative and has been hosting a series of virtual panel discussions among  clarinetists, music educators and arts leaders around the world exchanging ideas and examining the paradigm shifts and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights from the panel discussions were presented at the WoodwindFest (2020) and ClarinetFest (2021).

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 professional development residencies took place at Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music (Austria) and Internationales Darmstadt (Germany). Her main clarinet mentors include Yehuda Gilad, Daniel Gilbert, Joseph Orlowski, Joaquin Valdepenas, Avrahm Galper, and Zeng-Ming Liao.

She is a proud Vandoren and Buffet Crampon Performing Artist and Clinician. Her current research interests reside in the realms of interdisciplinary collaborations, music perception and cognition, cultural diplomacy and the creative process.  For more information, please visit https://kangcecilia.com/.

한국어

세실리아 강은 클라리넷 연주자, 교육자 그리고 콩쿨심사위원으로 다양한 활동을 이어가고 있다. 현재 미국 루이지애나 주립대학교의 부교수로 재직하며 여름에는 캘리포니아 오케스트라 인스튜트와 아리아 인터내셔널 아카데미의 교수진으로 활동하고 있다. 또한 그녀는 캐나다 뮤직 콩쿠르와 몬트리올 심포니 오케스트라 콩쿨 입상을 비롯하여 뉴 뮤직 USA, 미  워싱턴 DC 대한민국대사관, 캐나다 예술위원회, 캐나다 뉴 뮤직 프로젝트 연맹, 메트로폴리탄 예술위원회, 킹스웨이 재단, 헨드릭슨 재단에서 수상하였다. 

세계적으로 왕성한 활동 중인 그녀는 Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), Grumo Music Festival (Italy), Collingwood Music Festival (Canada), International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival (China), Interflow Music Festival (Hong Kong), Castleton Music Festival (USA), 그리고 Piccolo Spoleto Festival (USA) 등 초청받아 연주를 하였다. 또한, 다양한 오케스트라 클라리네스트로 활동하며 Winnipeg Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 그리고 Louisiana Philharmonic 오케스트라와 함께 연주 연주하였다. 

강 박사의 열정적이고 혁신적인 연주법은 100개 이상의 세계 유수 음악 대학과 축제에 초청받아 University of Toronto (Canada), University of Michigan (USA), San Francisco Conservatory of Music (USA), Indiana University (USA), Peabody Institute (USA), Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (China), Shanghai Conservatory of Music (China), University of Melbourne (Australia), Sai Wan Ho Civic Center (Hong Kong), National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan), 연세대학교, 경희대학교, 전주대학교 (South Korea), Thailand International Clarinet Academy (Thailand), Conservatorio di Musica “G.Verdi” di Milano (Italy),  Minas Gerais Philharmonic Academy (Brazil) 등 에서 강연하였다. 

수많은 강의와 연주법 워크숍 등에 초청받아  College Music Society, Midwest Clinic (2017, 2022), WoodwindFest (2021), ClarinetFest (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) 에서 소개되었다. 뿐만 아니라 세계 여러 콩쿨의심사위원으로 International Clarinet Association, Music Teachers National Association,  College Music Society, Interflow Band Festival of Hong Kong,  Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition,  International Young Artist Competition of France 등에서 심사를 맡아 활동하였다. 2020년에 그녀는 Silver Linings Initiative 을 설립하여 국제적인 클라니네티스트, 음악교육가, 예술 리더들과 온라인을 통해 코로나 19에서 새로운 음악적 아이디어와 페라다임을 토론하고교환하는 등 학술적 행사를 주관하였다. 

세실리아 강은 캐나다 토론토 대학에서 학사학위를 받았고 미국 남가주대학교에서 석사학위를 받았으며 미시간대학에서 음악박사학위를 수여하였다. 또한 Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music (Austria), 그리고 Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (Germany) 에 참여하며 전문 연주자로서 발전을 이루었다. 그녀의 주요 클라리넷 멘토로는 Yehuda Gilad, Daniel Gilbert, Joseph Orlowski, Joaquin Valdepenas, Avrahm Galper, 그리고 Zeng-Ming Liao 이다. 그녀는  반도린과 뷔페의 공식 아티스트이며 전문연주자로 활동하고 있다. 현재그녀의 관심 분야는 창의성, 문화 외교, 음악적 지각과 인지, 학제 간 교류 영역에 연구하고 있다.