Clara-Jumi Kang

Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang is an artist of supreme musicality, impeccable refinement and poise as borne out by the many awards and accolades she has received since she first burst on the scene as winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition in 2010, hot on the heels of her successes at the Seoul Violin Competition (2009) and the Sendai Violin Competition (2010). 

Clara-Jumi made her concerto debut with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra at the age of five, and she has since appeared as soloist with such renowned orchestras as the Warsaw Philharmonic, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductors such as Andrey Boreyko, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Gidon Kremer, François Xavier Roth, Gilbert Varga, Myung-whun Chung, to name but a few. Recent and current highlights include her debut at the Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Ryan Bancroft performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, performances with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Järvi, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic under Stéphane Denève, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Gerard Schwarz, and tours in Australasia for performances with the Melbourne Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and KBS Symphony Orchestra.

Clara-Jumi Kang has made two recordings for Decca, whilst her recent album with the cycle of Beethoven Violin Sonatas with pianist Sunwook Kim, released on Accentus, has received outstanding reviews and nominations. Clara-Jumi Kang plays the “Thunis” Stradivarius of 1702.