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judy kang

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

New York City, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Alternative Ambient


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"Judy Kang Self Titled Album (Release Date: March 5, 2013)"

JUDY KANG: Moving from Julliard to Lady Gaga as easily as she moves from ambient to a Stradivarius, Kang blows open the stereotypical tiger mom progeny being a hot chick that masters classical violin before puberty. For all the pop chops she has under her young belt, this is a shining example of a wonderful record that many will not know what to make of. The Zappa influence can be felt from her work with Boulez. The far east stuff, that's a given. Ambient, jazz, classical? It's all here, often at once. Perhaps it's best to call it head music for the new age. Her chops are impeccable and it might just be that she has so many of them they are all fighting to get out at once. Not out there in the sense of Sun Ra, but out there anyway, if you want something out of the normal that'll blow your mind, maybe like Wendy Carlos did way back, this is the place. Think YMO (another the stops along her way) and you'll have a feel for the kind of out there this is. Wild stuff throughout. - midwestrecord.com


Still working on that hot first release.



Judy Kang is unlike any violinist you've ever heard. "Most likely the only musician to have worked with both Pierre Boulez and Lady Gaga," as the New York Times put it, Kang marries lively, evocative classical playing with such disparate influences as Bjork-inspired vocals, indie, electronica and hip-hop. Her multi-instrumental compositions, rooted in a love of classical and chamber music, explore how to make violin music for modern audiences in beautiful and often surprising ways.

Judy first picked up a violin at the age of four, memorizing a piece at her very first lesson in just half an hour and winning competitions in her first year of playing. At 11, she auditioned (with a broken wrist) for the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, and she became their youngest graduate at 17. At 19, she earned her Masters Degree at Julliard. And if that wasn't achievement enough, she went on to become the first graduate, with high honors, of the prestigious Artist Diploma at the Manhattan School of Music.

Achievements and accolades have been rolling in since: a place in Academy Award-winning composer and electronic music pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto's trio, a sold-out debut at Carnegie Hall and a spot on Lady Gaga's MonsterBall World Tour. In her studies, and in collaborating with a wide variety of artists, Judy has made her life's work a project in which music is both personal and non-traditional.

With Gaga, Judy explored pure pop indulgence. With Sakamoto, she considered ways to splice time-honored musical styles with our most contemporary sounds. And with her self-titled debut, she presents a hybrid of these seemingly disparate influences. Channeling Grimes on a Stradivarius, Judy Kang challenges our notions of classical and contemporary music, blurring the line between them in the process.

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