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Violinist Jisun Kang actively performs throughout the US, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Ms. Kang is currently a founding member of the BeneSori String Quartet and the concertmistress of the New York Tutti Ensemble. Previously, she was a section violinist of the Naples Philharmonic in Florida, New York Classical Players which featured world renowned soloists, and the concertmistress of the Nova Philharmonic and Ureuk Symphony in New York.

At age 6, Ms. Kang first started the piano in Korea, and after moving to England, she started the violin at the age of 9. Soon after, she won her first competition after only 6 months of studying the violin. She had her first solo debut with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 13 performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. She has won numerous competitions such as the Watford Music Festival Competition (England), Busan Music Association Competition, Busan MBC Music Competition, and the Music Journal Competition in Korea. Television and radio apprearances include NBC's, "Saturday Night Live", "Wonderful World, Big Dreams" on EBS, and interviews on MBC Radio (Korea), Radio Korea (New York and Hawaii).

Jisun Kang received her bachelor's degree at the Seoul National University and earned her master's degree from The Juilliard School studying with Stephen Clapp, where she was awarded the Carabo-Cone Scholarship and Dorothy Starling Scholarship. She continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, and Yoko Takebe where she received the Professional Studies degree in Orchestral Performance as a scholarship recipient of the Stamas Fund from the New York Philharmonic. She has participated in many music festivals such as Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Che-ju International Music Festival, and Meadowmount School of Music, to name a few.

In 2014, Ms. Kang assumed the position of associate music director of Love Violin, USA. During the summers, she has taught and performed at the Waterville Valley Music Festival in New Hampshire, Maui Summer Music Festival, and Narnia Music Festival in Italy. In 2013, with her husband, Khullip Jeung, she co-founded the 4Strings Music Festival in New York. Ms. Kang is on the faculty of the Mannes Prepatory Division since 2016.

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