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Haysun Kang's Biography

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." The Texas Monitor said of her performance, "...her performance was magnificent and we really were mesmerized..."

Haysun Kang has appeared extensively in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and as the soloist with orchestras at major concert venues such as the Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Donnell Library Center, Chicago Cultural Center, and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Her performances were broadcasted live on WQXR-FM radio in New York and televised on cable TV. Her performances have taken her throughout America, Europe, and Asia. In the United States, she has been a featured soloist with orchestras such as South Texas Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, and American Legion Symphonic Band.

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 bachelors 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 Chopin International Competition laureate, 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 Steinway Young Artist Competition, Kankakee Valley Symphony concerto competition, Northwestern University Concerto Competition, and Sorantin International Young Artist Competition. She is currently a faculty member of Loyola University in Chicago, where she serves as the director of applied music. Haysun Kang recently has been endorsed by Yamaha as a Yamaha Artist in Education.

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