Eri Kang Biography  

ERI KANG, Japanese-born Korean Pianist, soloist, collaborative pianist and chamber musician has appeared at the 92nd Street YMHA, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, New York, and Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. She has also performed in Germany and Italy, in many countries in the Far East such as Korea and Japan, and throughout the United States. She has received rave reviews from major Newspapers and Music Magazines including the Los Angeles Times, Strad Magazine and String Magazine. She has been heard frequently on NPR, WQXR, WNCN, and at numerous music festivals, including Aspen, Bowdoin, and Okinawa Moonbeach in Japan. She made her New York recital debut at Carnegie-Weill Hall in 1991 and in the same year, made her Japanese debut recital in Tokyo, which was presented by the Korean Embassy. Since then, she has received many recital engagements and made many concerto appearances including with San Jose Symphony Orchestra, Kioi Sinfonietta of Tokyo. She has also performed many highly acclaimed Piano Duo Recitals with Akira Eguchi. Ms. Kang has recorded for CD メ Dear Americaモ performing Gershwinユs メ Fantasy on Porgy and Bess for two pianosモ and this CD has been selected as the best new-released CD by Japanese Recording Arts Magazine in August 2002.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Ms. Kang began studying piano at the age of four. After becoming the youngest winner of the Tokyo Metropolitan Young Artists Competition, she performed at the Tokyo Bunka-Kaian Hall. She received her bachelorユs degree from Toho School of Music, and her Masterユs degree from the Juilliard School. Ms. Kang has studied piano with Martin Canin, Herbert Stessin, and Satoko Tokumaru, and chamber music with Jacob Lateiner and Felix Galimir. As a superb chamber musician, she has extraordinary knowledge of piano and strings literature which she gained from experiences working with world renown violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay and her students at the Juilliard School for many years. Ms. Kang has been appointed as an official accompanist annually for many Competitions such as Sion International Violin Competition in Switzerland(Shlomo Mintz Director), Johansen Internationa String Competition, Schadt International String Competition.