Jae-Won Bang

Korean-Canadian violinist Jae-Won Bang has been playing the violin since the age of five. At age thirteen, she made her orchestral debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the White Rock Festival Orchestra in Canada. Since then, Ms. Bang has since appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble player on stages across the world, such as the Weill Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C., Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan, Kawauchi Hall in Sendai, Japan, Esplanade in Singapore, and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, Italy. In 2012, Ms. Bang was featured as a Next Young Artist on CBC Radio2 in Canada.Ms. Bang has performed in numerous festivals and programs, such as the Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts Masterclasses and Chamber Music Residency, Long Beach Mozart Festival, Juilliard at Aiken, ChamberFest at Juilliard, Bach360 in the Greene Space at WQXR (New York), Atlantic Music Festival, Maestro Foundation’s Chamber Music Series in Santa Monica, Domaine Forget Chamber Music Session and the Morningside Music Bridge in Canada, Mozarteum Summer Academy in Austria, Enghien Musical Encounters in Belgium, the Encore School for Strings in Ohio, Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, Kneisel Hall Festival in Maine and the New York Strings Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Martin Chalifour, Paul Coletti, Steven Dann, Clive Greensmith, Gil Kalisch, Ronald Leonard, and Arnold Steinhardt.

A versatile musician, Ms. Bang has performed as a visiting fellow for the Yale Baroque Ensemble on baroque violin (2010-2011), and also as a contemporary music fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival. In the 2013-2014 season, she was appointed as a section violin member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada, and is now a core member of the Quodlibet Ensemble, based in New York.

Ms. Bang has obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA, under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett. She completed her Master of Music (also in Violin Performance) at the Yale School of Music with Ani Kavafian, and has also received a MMus in Historical Performance at the Juilliard School under Monica Huggett, Robert Mealy, and Cynthia Roberts. She is currently studying with Cho- Liang Lin at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.