Taiwanese-American cellist Judy Kang launched her career with a performance for world-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, when he visited her hometown of Taipei, Taiwan, as a part of his Worldwide Master Tour. Kang received a full scholarship at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she became the first musician in USC history to earn a double degree in both cello and piano performance.
Presently the resident cellist for Celine Dion, she has become an active performer throughout the US and Asia. Kang’s musical collaborations range from classical, orchestral, chamber music, pop music, as well as TV commercials, video game music and movie recordings. She has recently appeared on camera as a featured cellist for American Music Award, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Access Hollywood, ABC’s Good Morning America, Latin Grammys Award and Fox Television’s hit shows “GLEE” and The GLEE Project.
Kang has performed under the baton of John Williams and has shared the stage with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Demi Lovato, David Foster, Michael McDonald, Sarah McLachlan, Florence and the Machine, Rachel Platten, Carly Rae Jepsen, Andrea Bocelli and Earth Wind & Fire. Ms. Kang has also performed with world-renowned cellists Mischa Maisky, Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Lynn Harrell.
Ms. Kang first became a part of the CMIsc community as a high school student, joining a string quartet in 2005 studying the Mozart Quartet k387. Occasionally she returned in the summers to work with our most advanced groups, performing Shostakovich and Bartok quartets, while a student at USC. She joined our faculty in 2014. Read more at her website and Facebook page.