Caroline Kang

Caroline Kang (1980) is an American cellist born in New York and currently living in Netherlands. Caroline performs on all of the various forms of the 17th and 18th century cellos and utilizes authentic historical techniques as the basis for her playing approach, including both overhand and underhand bowing. She is a regular member of Anima Eterna (BE), Holland Baroque (NL) and the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands.

Caroline studied modern and baroque cello at the Eastman School Of Music, Longy School of Music of Bard College, School of Music at Ithaca College, Cornell University and Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, with Steven Doane, Elizabeth Simkin, Phoebe Carrai and Jaap ter Linden as her principal teachers. She also attended masterclasses and workshops with Yo-Yo Ma, Wieland Kuijken, Vittorio Ghielmi, and Anner Bylsma, had been closely working with prominent early music scholars Neal Zaslaw and Malcolm Bilson, and received coaching from Lucy van Dael, Vera Beths, Enrico Gatti, Marc Destrubé, and Rainer Zipperling.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Caroline Kang had appeared on stage at The Library Of Congress, John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, and other prominent venues. She collaborated with many esteemed musicians and conductors, such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, William Christie, Andrew Lawrence-King, and Laurence Cummings. Kang participated in several international festivals, including Aspen Music Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Bachfest Leipzig, Thüringen Bachwochen, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Música Antigua de Barcelona, and Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.

Caroline performs on all of the various forms of the 17th and 18th century cellos and utilizes authentic historical techniques as the basis for her playing approach, including both overhand and underhand bowing.

Caroline gave workshops on the XVIII century cello repertoire, performance technique and practices at Kungliga Musikhögskolan I Stockholm, Princeton University, Central Conservatory Of Music, Beijing, Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta, The Academy of Arts in Hong Kong, and other institutions throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. She currently teaches at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.