Adjunct College Lab Technician, Piano
Pianist Eri Kang's tone beauty and compelling musicality has been hailed by audiences throughout the world. As a Japanese-born Korean American pianist, soloist, collaborative pianist and chamber musician, she has appeared frequently at the major concert halls in New York City. She has also performed in Europe, the United States, and the Far East in such as countries as Korea and Japan. She has received rave reviews from major newspapers and music magazines, such as the Los Angeles Times, Strad Magazine and String Magazine. She has been heard frequently on NPR, WQXR and WNCN, and at numerous music festivals, including Aspen Music Festival. She has also performed highly acclaimed piano duo recitals with Akira Eguchi. Kang has recorded for CD Dear America, performing Gershwin's Fantasy on Porgy and Bess for two pianos, and this CD has been selected as the best new-released CD by Japanese Recording Arts Magazine.
Kang received her bachelor's degree from Toho School of Music and her master's degree from The Juilliard School. She has studied piano with Martin Canin and Satoko Tokumaru, and chamber music with Felix Galimir. As a superb chamber musician, she has extraordinary knowledge of piano and strings literature, which she gained from experiences working with world-renowned violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay and her students at The Juilliard School for many years. Kang has served as an official pianist frequently for violin and other string instrumental competitions in the United States, Sion Valais International Competition in Switzerland, Buenos Aires International Violin Competition and Johansen International String Competition, among others. Kang joined the faculty of Brooklyn College in 2011.