||(Teaching Languages : English,
|The Korean-born pianist
Choong-Mo Kang is the winner of Dong-A Competition in Korea, Frinna
Awerbuch International Piano Competition, Louise D. McMahan Competition
and prizewinner of Washington International Competition. Mr. Kang
has won plaudits from critics around the world for his acclaimed performances
with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
as well as Korea's leading orchestras. His poetic intensity and confident
simplicity of true talent captured the audiences in his performances
at the Carnegie Hall, The Opera House in Sydney, London, and Oxford.
| His honorary performances
in Moscow and St. Petersburg to commemorate the 10th anniversary of
Russia's revered pianist Tatiana Nikolaeva's death received an astounding
Few undertakings are as stirring as pianist Choong-Mo Kang's five-year
endeavor to master and perform Johann Sebastian Bach's entire works
for the keyboard. Mr. Kang's startlingly original and audacious attempt
is the musical embodiment of genius and undoubtedly an asset to western
classical music. His utter absorption in the task of musical expression
and his rethinking of Bach is an unquestionable icon of classical
music. It is an emblem of uncompromising musical integrity, and none
would dispute such designation.
His recent recordings include Bach's "Goldberg Variations," "Inventions
and Sinfonias," and "The Well-Tempered Clavier." The great pianist
and conductor Leon Fleisher has claimed Mr. Kang's "Goldberg Variations"
as "A quite spectacular performance. A notable addition to the 'Goldberg'
A graduate of Seoul National University, he received his master's
degree from the San Francisco Conservatory, and his Artist's Diploma
from Peabody Conservatory. While pursuing his DMA degree at Peabody
Conservatory, he was appointed as a member of the Peabody piano faculty.
In 1993, he returned to his native Korea to serve as an eminent faculty
member of the Korean National University of Arts where he has trained
and cultivated young talented pianists who have won many international
competitions. His former and present students have won prizes in such
competitions like Van Cliburn, Gina Bachauer, Chopin Competitions
in Tokyo and in Moscow, Porto, Juenesses Musicales, Epinal.
He had been also an artistic director of the Euro Music Festival and
Academy in Leipzig as well as a faculty member of the Ishikawa Music
Festival in Japan.
From September 2011, he will serve as Professor of Piano at The Juilliard