Juliette Kang

First Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2005, Canadian violinist Juliette Kang enjoys an active and varied career. Previously Assistant Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony, Ms. Kang’s solo engagements have included the San Francisco Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Puerto Rico Symphony, the Syracuse Symphony, and every major orchestra in her native Canada. Internationally she has performed with the Czech Philharmonic, l’Orchestre National de France, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the KBS Symphony in Seoul. She has given recitals in Philadelphia, Paris, Tokyo, and Boston. As gold medalist of the 1994 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, she was presented at New York's Carnegie Hall in a recital that was recorded live and released on CD. She has also recorded the Schumann and Wieniawski Violin Concertos with the Vancouver Symphony for CBC Records.

She has been a featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra multiple times, with conductors Gianandrea Noseda, Christoph Eschenbach, Susanna Malkki, and Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Ms. Kang has been involved with chamber music since studying at the Curtis Institute of Music. Festivals she has participated in include Bravo! Vail Valley, Bridgehampton (Long Island, NY), Kingston (RI), Marlboro, Moab (UT), Skaneateles (NY), and Spoleto USA. In New York City she has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, at the Mostly Mozart Festival with her husband, cellist Thomas Kraines, and at the Bard Music Festival. She is also a member of the Clarosa Quartet, dedicated to exploring and enriching the piano quartet repertoire.

After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from Curtis as a student of Jascha Brodsky, where she entered the school at age nine, she earned a Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Dorothy Delay and Robert Mann. She was a winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists Auditions, and she subsequently received first prize at the Menuhin Violin Competition of Paris in 1992. She serves on the Central Board of trustees at Philadelphia's Settlement Music School, one of the oldest and largest community schools of the arts in the country, founded in 1908 and having served more than 300,000 students since.