Praised for her powerful sound, natural stage presence and energy, flutist Ju Hee Kang is an active soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has been hailed as “a solo virtuoso display carried off brilliantly by Ju Hee Kang on flute” (Portland Press Herald).
Ju Hee grew up in South Korea, where she had her first solo recital in 2011 and she was nominated as “Hyundai Rising Star.” She has performed concertos with the New York Summer Music Festival Orchestra, the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Yonsei String Orchestra, and Yonsei Sinfonietta, among others.
With her great passion for chamber music, Ms. Kang has been invited as an artist to perform at Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Astral Artist, and Sound Icon. She also has performed at many renowned places recently: Lincoln Center in New York, Trinity Center in Philadelphia, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, The National Flute Association Festival, and Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, South Korea.
Ju Hee Kang has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including American Prize, Alexander & Buono International Competition, The Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the Pusan Music Competition, Yonsei University Competition, the Ewha-Kyunghyang Competition, and the Music Journal Competition. She also was the winner of the master class presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, where she played for Emmanuel Pahud.
Dr. Kang received her undergraduate degree from Yonsei University with Shin Jung Oh. As a recipient of The President’s Award, she holds the Master of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music with Linda Chesis. She recently completed her doctoral study (DMA) at Boston University. She is currently a Classical Performing Arts Flutist at The Volunteer Musicians for the Arts (VMA), Flute Faculty at Northern Academy of the Arts, and the co-founder and director of Ensemble SONE.