Hyo Kang is on the faculties of Juilliard (since 1978) and Yale School of Music (since 2006). He was a violin faculty member at the Aspen (Colo.) Music School (1978-2005) and the Japan-Aspen Music Festival (1994-1997) in Nagano. Kang’s students have distinguished themselves with top prizes at the world’s most prestigious competitions and have become concertmasters of major orchestras, members of acclaimed chamber ensembles, and career soloists performing with major orchestras worldwide.
From 1964 to 2003, Kang made numerous concert tours as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Central America. For more than 20 years, he performed as a member of the Theatre Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has given many works their American premieres.
In 1994, Kang founded Sejong Soloists, a string orchestra, and has directed Sejong’s 500 performances in 120 cities around the world. In 2003, Kang launched the Great Mountains Music Festival and School in PyeongChang, South Korea, and served as its founding artistic director for seven years. The government of Korea awarded him the National Arts Medal in 2003. He has been the subject of several feature documentaries for his teaching; the most recent one, Violinist Hyo Kang: Teacher of Genius Musicians, aired on KBS-TV.
Kang was born in Seoul, Korea. He received undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas from Juilliard, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay. He also studied with Berl Senofsky at the Peabody Institute.