Judy Kang is globally recognized for her individuality and unique career as a violinist and established soloist and chamber musician in the classical world as well as in the world of pop, indie, jazz, and hip hop music. To attempt to relegate Ms. Kang to a conventional mold would be to defy an artist born with a multi-dimensional gift. Her constant evolving artistry continues to establish her as an iconoclast and pioneer of twenty-first century violinists embodying the art of production, visuals, arrangement, composition, and teaching.
Born and raised in Canada to a single mother, Ms. Kang’s unusual gift for music was recognized immediately when she picked up the violin at the age of four. Seemingly destined to become a violinist, Judy instantly learned and memorized a piece at her first lesson. In just her first year of playing, she was performing solo recitals and winning competitions. By age six years, Ms. Kang made her solo debut with an orchestra and at age ten, she burst onto the classical music scene in a nationally acclaimed televised performance as a soloist with the National Arts Center Orchestra.
Humbled and thankful to have received numerous and continuous support through scholarships and grants from numerous foundations, Ms. Kang won the 'Sylva Gelber' prize given to the most talented musician under 30.
Presently, Ms. Kang continues to defy constraints in her endeavor to achieve musical transcendence, evident in the release of her self-titled album on March 5, 2013; all of which was written, produced and recorded by her.
Dubbed by critics as "Grimes with a Stradivarius," the record has already received praise and accolades from the press and artists alike who have characterized it as "diverse, unbelievably beautiful, and eclectic."