Soojin Kang, is originally from South Korea. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Michigan State University.
She won her first piano competition at age 8, sparking a passionate interest in studying music. She graduated from Kyung Nam Arts High School as a top honors student, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Kyung Nam Arts High School’s Orchestra, in her junior year, the first student to perform the work.
Soojin received an invitation to then perform with the Jinju Philharmonic Orchestra. She received her undergraduate degree from Hanyang University, where her teachers included Hyungkyu-Kim, and studied with Alexander Korsantia and Daniel Epstein when she came to the States.
She received a Masters of Music degree at The Boston Conservatory after studying with Jungja-Kim. Her honors include: 1st Prize at the Boston Conservatory Honors Competition 2013; Grand Prix in Gaecheon Arts Festival, the Jinhae Gunhang Festival, and the Kimhae Music Association’s Competition; 1st Prize in Baejae University's Competition, the Haneol Competition, and the Masan Music Association’s Competition; 2nd Prize at the Wooin Art Hall Competition; 3rd Prize at West Virginia Competition 2014; 2nd prize at the Daesin University competition, Changsin University competition, and Wooin Art Hall Competition.
Soojin began performing for SundanceX in 2014, playing Alban Berg's Piano Sonata, Op. 1 for "In Blue Orchids", and J. S. Bach's Partita 2 for "Bach to Bach".
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