The South Korean violinist joins the roster for worldwide management


Clara-Jumi Kang © Marco Borggreve

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Intermusica has announced that it has recently signed South Korean violinist Clara-Jumi Kang.

Kang made her concerto debut with the Hamburg Symphony at the age of five, going on to win a full scholarship to Juilliard at the age of seven. She has won numerous top competitions including the Indianapolis International Competition and the Sendai Violin Competition, both in 2010, as well as the Seoul Violin Competition in 2009.

Now based in Munich, Kang enjoyed her BBC Proms debut this year with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Ryan Bancroft, with whom she has also collaborated in performances with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. She will be the soloist on an upcoming tour of South Korea with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under Paavo Järvi. This season also includes appearances across Europe, and visits to Australia, Japan and Taiwan. 

Kang’s cycle of the Beethoven Violin Sonatas with her regular partner, Sunwook Kim, released on Accentus, was nominated for an Opus Klassik Award 2022 (Instrumentalist of the Year). The duo have recently appeared together in Brussels and Luxembourg and will play in the Theatre de Champs Elysees, Paris together in a trio with Edgar Moreau in January 2023. An established chamber musician, Kang regularly visits chamber music festivals and collaborates with other renowned instrumentalists including Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer and Misha Maisky. 

Kang joins an impressive list of violinists on Intermusica’s roster, including Noah Bendix-Balgley, Fabio Biondi, Renaud Capuçon, James Ehnes, Leonidas Kavakos, Midori, Ning Feng, Rosanne Philippens, Yamen Saadi and 2022 Sibelius Violin Competition winner Inmo Yang.