[ Violin ]

Hyo Kang

Hyo Kang, Professor (Adjunct) of Violin, has led a flourishing and versatile career as performer, teacher, and artistic director for the past three decades. He makes regular concert tours in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Central America. As a member of the highly acclaimed Theatre Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for more than twenty years, he has given many works their American premieres. He has been on the faculty of the Juilliard School since 1978 and was on the faculty of the Aspen Music School in Colorado from 1978 to 2005.

Born in Seoul, Korea, he graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay. In 1995 Professor Kang founded Sejong, which has performed more than 300 concerts on major stages around the world. In March 2003 Professor Kang was appointed Honorary Ambassador by the Governor of Gangwon Province, Korea and was asked to bring the first international music festival to PyeongChang.

Hyo Kang launched the Great Mountains Music Festival and School in 2004 and served as its artistic director until 2010. He has been the subject of four television documentaries, including KBS-TV’s Teaching Genius: Juilliard Professor Hyo Kang. In 2004 the Korean government awarded him the National Arts Medal. Professor Kang joined the Yale faculty in 2006.