Seungmin Kang
Korea, °1987
CELLO 2017 : Laureate
Seungmin Kang studied with Myungwha Chung and Hyungwon Chang at the Korea National University of Arts, and at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where she was taught by David Geringas and Troles Svane. She has won prestigious competitions in Korea and won Second Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Cellists in China in 2002. She came first in the Gaspar Cassado International Cello Competition in Tokyo in 2006 and won a special prize in the Rostropovich Competition in 2009. In 2015, she was awarded Fifth Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. She has already worked with prestigious orchestras such as the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seoul Chamber Orchestra, the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the St Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.

Instrument : Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo (1811)


2010-2016 Troles Svane
2007-2010 David Geringas
1997-2007 Myungwha Chung
1997-2007 Hyungwon Chang


2007-2016 Diplom and Artist Diplom (konzertexamen) - Hanns-Eisler Musik Hochschule
2003-2007 Diplom - Korea National University of Art


2017 Konzerthaus Gala Concert (Berlin)
2017 International EmYon Festival (Korea)
2016 KBS Broadcasting Station (Korea)
2016 International Winter Festival (Korea)
2016International Evamiela Festival (Greece)
2016 Wonju Phillharmonic Orchestra (Korea)
2016 International Mariinsky Far East Festival (Russia)
2016 Pyeongchang Olympic Festival (Korea)
2016 Korea Culture Foundation Recital in Korea
2016 Korean Chamber Orchestra (Korea)
2016 Seoul Chamber Orchestra (Korea)
2016 Hanns Eisler Musik Hochschule Orchestra (Germany)


2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition - 5th Prize
2009 Concours de violoncello Rostropovitch - Special Prize
2006 Gaspar Cassado International Violoncello Competition - 1 Prize
2004 The Dong-A daily news paper Competition - 1st Prize
2003 Johansen International Competition - 1st Prize
2002 The Kyung-Hyang daily news paper Competition - 1st Prize
2002 International Young Tchaikovsky Competition - 2nd Prize
2001 The Korea daily news paper Competition - 1st Prize

Final 2017: Seungmin Kang - Dvořák
Final 2017: Seungmin Kang - Hosokawa
Semi-final 2017 : Seungmin Kang - Concerto
Semi-final 2017: Seungmin Kang - recital
Final (31/05/2017)
Toshio Hosokawa Sublimation
Antonín Dvořák Concerto n. 2 in B minor op. 104 B 191
Seungmin Kang, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève

Récital (15/05/2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (Suite n. 1 in G major BWV 1007)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabande (Suite n. 1 in G major BWV 1007)
Johann Sebastian Bach Gigue (Suite n. 1 in G major BWV 1007)
Alfred Schnittke Sonata n. 1 op. 129
Annelies Van Parys Chacun(e) sa chaconne
Rodion Shchedrin Russische Weisen
Seungmin Kang, cello
Keiko Tamura, pianist accompanist

Concerto (18/05/2017)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb:2
Seungmin Kang, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Frank Braley
First round (10/05/2017)
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Franz Schubert Allegro moderato (Sonata in A minor D 821)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in G major G. 15
Seungmin Kang, cello
Katharina Litschig, cellist accompanist
Naoko Sonoda, pianist accompanist
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