Parisian-born Korean violist DongYeob Kang is his second year of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Viola at The Universty of Texas at Austin studying under Professor Roger Myers. He also recently completed his Artist Diploma at the Colburn Concervatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied with Professor Paul Coletti.
Mr. Kang has made solo and recital appearances in major venues, such as Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Herbert Zipper Hall, Boston Court, Thayer Hall, Smith Recital Hall, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, and in 2018 made his solo debut in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.
He also has invited and performed in prestigious music festivals throughout the world, including the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition & Festival in England, Bravo! International Music Festival in San Diego, Singapore Violin/Viola Festival, the Viva Viola Festival in Taiwan and others. Mr. Kang has selected as the Young Artist Fellow by the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont in 2020, and the Fellowship program at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in 2021.
As a devoted chamber and orchestra musician, Mr. Kang has collaborated extensively with internationally renowned conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Valery Gergiev, James Conlon, Peter Oundjian, Xian Zhang, Gilbert Varga, Mark Russell Smith, Scott Sandmeier, David Dzubay, and performers such as Martin Beaver, Clive Greensmith, Scott St. John, Peter Lloyd, Delirium Musicum, and the Calidore Quartet.
He received further artistic inspirations through the masterclasses and lessons by Arnold Steinhardt, Nobuko Imai, Roberto Diaz, Roland Glassl, Steven Tenenbom, Hsin-Yun Huang, Guy Ben-Ziony, Stephen Wyrczynski, Xidi Shen, Zhang Manchin, Wang Shaowu and Ryo Terakado.
Previously, Mr. Kang is a graduate of the Indiana University as a student of Atar Arad, and holds a Bachelor's degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, where he studied with SangJin Kim.