Praised for her ‘a passionate performer with captivating energy in variety of tones and musicality’ (Kookje daily news and KyungNam press), Pianist Soojin Kang is a passionate performer and has various musical career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician, coach and educator. She won her first piano competition at age 6, sparking a passionate interest in studying music.
As a solo pianist, Soojin has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and had an invitation performance from Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Fenway center in Boston, and Jinju Philharmonic Orchestra. She was chosen for graduate assistant pianist during her doctoral study at MSU and an award-winning student at the Boston Conservatory. Dr. Kang is the recipient of numerous prizes, her honors include 1st prize in the Boston Conservatory Honors Competition, Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition, American Protégé International Competition, Baejae University’s Competition, Gaecheon Arts Festival, Jinhae Gunhang Festival, Kimhae Music Association’s Competition, Haneol Competition, 2nd Prize at the Christine Bane Kefferstan Classical Piano competition, Wooin Art hall competition, Daesin University competition, Changsin University competition and 3rd Prize at the West Virginia University competition. She received master classes from renowned musicians, Julian Martin, Anton Nel, John O’Conor, and Peter Amstutz.
As a collaborative pianist, Soojin has performed for both vocalists and instrumentalists. She also performed many piano solo pieces in collaboration with Boston ballet communities, included works Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata, Op. 1 for “In Blue Orchids”, and J. S. Bach’s Partita 2 for “Bach to Bach”. She has appeared at Chamber Series Concerts, Fenway center in Boston as a winning trio group. She also presented in Classical Interlochen Public Radio and IPR featured numerous collaborative performances of her. In addition, She has many years of teaching experience and served as a coach/accompanist and an orchestral pianist.
Dr. Kang received a D.M.A in Piano Performance from Michigan State University, M.M. from Boston Conservatory, and B.M. from Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. Her musical mentors include Panayis Lyras, Alexander Korsantia, Daniel Epstein, Jungja Kim and Hyungkyu Kim. She recently served on the collaborative pianist of Interlochen Arts Center and Interlochen Arts Academy.