ABOUT MIN YOUNG

Korean-born pianist Min Young Kang enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and music director. For the past ten years, Min Young has performed in concerts and recitals throughout the United States, France and South Korea, at venues that include Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Château de Fontainebleau, and the Sejong Center M Theater. She has shared the stage with prominent artists including Ani Kavafian, Ettore Causa, Ole Akahoshi, David Geber, Linda Chesis, Nicholas Mann, Alan Kay, and Stephen Taylor. Min Young is a Founder/Artistic Director of Kallos Chamber Music Series based in New Haven, CT. With the series, she is cultivating an intimate salon-style chamber music concert experience in the community, creating a real connection between artists and audiences.

A prize winner at both the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, Artur Balsam Duo Competition, and Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, Kang has also been recognized with numerous awards and scholarships, including the Talisman Energy Emerging Artist Award, Kraeuter Musical Foundation Award, Prix special du Directeur and Prix de Musique de chambre from Ecoles D’Art Americaines de Fontainbleau, the Renee and Richard Hawley Scholarship and the Manhattan School of Music’s President’s Award Scholarship.

 

Min Young has extensive collaborative experience, having worked with musicians of all “stripes” - strings, woodwinds, brass, vocal. She has worked as one of the recommended collaborative pianists for a prestigious international competition such as Naumburg International Competition and Long-thibaud Violin Competition (New York Regional). She has also served as an official piano collaborator for the entrance auditions at Yale School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes School of Music. As a vocal pianist, she has worked with the Center of Contemporary Opera and Manhattan Summer Voice Festival.

 

In summers past, Min Young served as a Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Music Academy of the West, and as a Vocal Piano Fellow at both SongFest and Aspen Music Festival and School, having studied closely with Graham Johnson, Alan Smith, Jonathan Feldman and Andrew Harley. She has also worked as a collaborative pianist at several other renowned summer music festivals, such as Ecoles D’Art Americaines de Fontainbleau, Banff International Music Festival.

Kang appeared at various masterclasses led by internationally recognized musicians such as Bruno Rigutto, Craig Rutenberg, Dominique Merlet, Graham Johnson, Gyorgy Sandor, Marilyn Horne, Jonathan Feldman, Margo Gerret, Lucy Shelton, Philipp Entremont, and Thomas Hampson.

Kang received a Master of Music (MM) as a full scholarship student from Eastman School of Music, where she studied collaborative piano and chamber music with Dr. Jean Barr. She completed a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in collaborative piano with a full scholarship and Kraeuter Musical Foundation Award from Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Heasook Rhee.

 

Min Young recently completed a Collaborative Piano Fellowship at the Yale School of Music, where she worked with instrumental students in recitals, lessons, and master classes, while also providing rehearsal coaching. She is a current staff pianist at Mannes School of Music in NYC.

 

©2020 by Min Young Kang

Season 2019-20

Kallos Chamber Music Series: Four Breaths

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:30PM

New Haven Lawn Club
New Haven, CT

Violin - Piano Duo Rectial 

Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:00PM

Liz Wright, Violin 
Min Young Kang, Piano
Kirkland Village - Auditorium
Bethlehem, PA 

Kallos Chamber Music Series: Simply Intricate

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:30PM

Kate Ardnt, violin

Ettore Causa, viola

Guilherme Nardelli Monegatto, cello

Min Young Kang, piano

First Presbyterian Church 

New Haven, CT

Kallos Chamber Music Series: Out of Darkness

Friday, February 21, 2020 7:30pm

Chloë Schaaf, mezzo-soprano

Jordan Bak, viola

Julian Schwarz, cello

Min Young Kang, piano

First Presbyterian Church,

New Haven, CT

Recital with violinist Natasha Korsakova

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:30PM

Natasha Korsakova, violin

Min Young Kang, piano

Mark Twain Museum Center

Hartford, CT

Kallos Chamber Music Series: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Date TBA

With Kallos Artistic Advisor Ani Kavafian

Ani Kavafian, violin

Ariel Horowitz, violin

Jordan Bak, viola

Julian Schwarz, cello

Min Young Kang, piano

First Presbyterian Church

New Haven, CT