Korean-Australian violinist Suyeon Kang replaces Axel Schacher


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The Belcea Quartet has announced the appointment of Suyeon Kang as its new second violinist, who replaces Axel Schacher.

’Suyeon brings into our quartet not only her wonderful violin playing but also a vibrant and warm personality that will no doubt enrich us greatly in the years to come,’ the quartet said on social media.

’We thank our dear friend Axel for many unforgettable years of musical adventure together and wish him all the happiness and success in the future.’

Korean-Australian violinist Kang was born in 1989 and has been based in Europe since the age of 17. She is a founding member of Trio Boccherini and was appointed concertmaster of the Kammerakademie Potsdam in 2021.

A prizewinner of several international violin competitions including the Yehudi Menuhin, Michael Hill, Leopold Mozart & Indianapolis, Kang performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in music festivals worldwide, as well as in a playing/directing leading capacity with several chamber orchestras throughout Europe and Asia.

In late 2023 she will begin teaching a violin class at the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, previously having served as teaching assistant to Antje Weithaas. She plays on a custom made violin by Julia Maria Pasch (Vienna, 2019).

The upcoming season sees the Belcea Quartet making guest appearances at the three prominent European String Quartet biennials in Paris, Lisbon, and Amsterdam. In addition, the ensemble will be performing at various venues including Carnegie Hall New York City, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Flagey Brussels, National Concert Hall Dublin, Tonhalle Zurich, and Toppan Hall Tokyo.

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