Clara-Jumi Kang @clarajumikang performs Bruch's Scottish Fantasy on the 1708 "Strauss" Stradivarius, generously loaned by the Samsung Cultural Foundation through the Stradivari Society @stradivarisociety since 2015.
Here, Clara performs alongside the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra @seoulphil conducted by Shiyeon Sung at the South Korea Seoul Arts Center, Seoul.
Her past instruments include the 1683 "Gingold" Stradivarius (2010-2013), loaned by the Indianapolis Competition. It is now played by Tessa Lark @tessalark.
She has also played on the c.1725 "Möller" Guarneri del Gesù (2013-2015) loaned by the Samsung Cultural Foundation, Korea through the Stradivari Society.
Born in Germany under a musical family, Clara-Jumi Kang started violin at the age of 3. Only one year later, she enrolled at Mannheim Musikhochschule as the youngest student ever accepted to study there under Valery Gradov.
A year later, she went on to study with Zakhar Bron at Lübeck Musikhochschule. At the age of 6, she was on the cover of German magazine ‘Die Zeit’ writing a main article featuring her. By then, she had already given her debut with Hamburg Symphony at the age of 5.
Just turning 7, she got accepted at the Juilliard School with full scholarship to study under Dorothy Delay. At such a young age, Clara had already performed with orchestras such as Leipzig Gewandthaus, Hamburg Symphony, Kiel Philharmonie, Nice Philharmonie, Atlanta Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Orchestra, Korean Chamber Ensemble.
At age 9, she recorded the Beethoven Triple Concerto and a solo recital program for CD label: TELDEC.
In 2012, Clara was selected one of the ‘100 Future’s most promising, influential people of Korea’ by Korean major newspaper DongA Times and also received the 2012 Daewon Music Award for her outstanding concert achievements internationally. She was awarded “Kumho Musician of the year” for 2014.
Visit www.clarajumikang.com to read Clara's complete biography!