Grace Kang

Yoon Kang started cello at the age of 10 in 2001 under the instruction of Sangwon Cho, head of the Vienna Music Institute, in Irvine. During her stay at UCSB, she studied with Professor Geoffrey Rutkowski and Professor Jacob Braun, a faculty at Colburn, former member of the Penderecki String Quartet.

She has won numerous awards: Fe Bland Scholarship Competition, Casals Cello Scholarship, and UCSB Quarterly Performance Award. In the winter of 2011, she was awarded with the Music Affiliates Performance Award at UCSB. She was also a member of the Mendelssohn trio which won the Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2013 at UCSB. She currently has a studio of her own, teaching students privately as well as teaching at Vienna Music Institute as a cello faculty member. She performed often with the American Youth Symphony in Los Angeles. From summer of 2016, she became part of the cello Faculty at the Irvine Music Festival and gives lessons and coaches chamber ensembles.