Suyeon Kang (Australia)
Australian violinist Suyeon Kang is currently a Konzertexamen student at the Hochschule für Musik Berlin ‘Hanns Eisler’ studying with Antje Weithaas under whom she completed her Master of Music in 2015. She previously studied with Daniel Gaede, Goetz Richter, Alice Waten and Josette Esquedin-Morgan.
In addition to her 2015 1st prize and audience prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Suyeon’s international competition successes include major and/or special prizes at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (USA 2014), International Music Competition Bayreuth ‘Pacem in Terris’ (Germany 2014), 2nd International Violin Competition Buenos Aires (Argentina 2012); Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition (Norway, 2010); and the International Leopold Mozart Violin Competition (Augsburg 2009).
Kang won Australia’s most prestigious award: the Symphony Australia ABC Young Performer’s Awards at the age of 16, and has performed as soloist with numerous European and Australian orchestras.
Alongside her soloistic endeavours Suyeon is a passionate chamber musician and is frequently sought out for various festivals in Europe. She has collaborated with musicians including Christian Tetzlaff, Stephen Isserlis (‘Chamber Music Connects the World’), Lukas Hagen, Clemens Hagen, Isabel Charisius, the ATOS trio, Hannah Weinmeister, Julian Arp, Daniel Gaede and Siegfried Jerusalem.
She is a founding member of the Boccherini Trio (String Trio), which was named an official European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) ensemble in 2015. Already in 2016, the trio performed as part of the ECMA Showcase concerts in Wigmore Hall, London. Coached by renowned chamber music pedagogues Hatto Beyerle and Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), the trio has also been mentored by Günter Pichler and Natascha Prischenpeko, and has had remarkable success and glowing reviews of their performances. Earlier this year they performed extensively at the Canberra International Music Festival, collaborating with many Australian and international artists.
Suyeon frequently plays with Camerata Bern, and has been invited to perform in leading positions with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, Euro-Asian Philharmonic and Ensemble Kontraste. Between 2008-2012 she was a member of the European chamber orchestra ‘Spira Mirabilis’, based in Italy.
2015 Competition Winner
The Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2016 Winner’s Tour is made possible through the exceptional collegiality with partners Chamber Music New Zealand, Music Viva Australia and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
In addition to the generosity shown by our sponsors, we wish to thank the following companies for their support of the 2014 Winner’s Tour:
Attire for Suyeon Kang provided by Kiri Nathan, Queenstown hospitality equipment provided by Party Plus.