FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
A CONCERT OF ACADEMIC CELEBRATION
September 27, 2019
McAllen Performing Arts Center
801 Convention Center Blvd.
HAYSUN KANG - BIOGRAPHY
Haysun Kang has appeared extensively in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and as soloist with orchestras at major concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kaufman Center, Donnell Library Center of New York, Preston Bradley Hall of Chicago Cultural Center, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Teatro de la Paz in San Luis Potosi, and Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw. Her performances were broadcasted live on WQXR-FM radio in New York and televised on cable TV and have taken her throughout America, Europe, and Asia. She has been a featured soloist with orchestras such as Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Valley Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee Symphony Orchestra, Filharmonia Sudecka, Orquesta Sinfónica de San Luis Potosi, and American Legion Symphonic Band. Internationally acclaimed pianist, Haysun Kang, is recognized for her performances of elegance with a wide palette of colors. The Polish music journal Ruch Muzyczny proclaimed her performance with the Philharmonia Sudecka as having “immaculate technique and flawless dexterity.”
A native of Korea, Haysun Kang received her first piano lessons at the age of four and won the Asian Young Artist Piano Competition when she was twelve. She earned her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Seoul National University, Korea. In the United States, she received her Master of Music degree from DePaul University where she studied with a laureate of the Chopin International Competition, Dmitry Paperno, and Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University under the guidance of the renowned pianist and teacher Dr. David Kaiserman. She also received her musical training from Julian Martin at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Alexis Golovin at the Academy of Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
Haysun Kang is a laureate of numerous competitions, including the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, the Young Keyboard Artist Association International Piano Competition, the Verna Ross Orndorff Austrian-American Music Award, the Society of American Musicians Competition, the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation Award, and the Hoverson Piano Award. As an active adjudicator, she has been invited to judge many competitions including Sorantin International Young Artist Competition, Steinway Young Artist Competition, Kankakee Valley Symphony concerto competition, Northwestern University Concerto Competition, and Sejong Music Competition.
She is Associate Professor at Loyola University in Chicago, where she serves as the Director of Applied Music. Haysun Kang is a Yamaha Artist.