Israeli Chamber Project, Ensemble-in-Residence
Chinese violist Wenting Kang has been hailed an “excellent violist” who “possesses a dark glowing sound” by the New York Times. Her repertoire covers both solo work as well as chamber music ranging from the baroque period to contemporary compositions. As a soloist, Kang performed Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote with Misha Maisky and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2015. She has also performed the Bartok and Elgar Concertos for viola and the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, appearing with orchestras such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, the Tokyo TOHO Gakuen Orchestra, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. In autumn 2017 she will be playing the Walton Concerto for viola with the Nagoya Philharmonic.
Kang was the recipient of the 1st Prize in the Tokyo International Viola Competition in 2012. Previously, she had won numerous prizes in events such as the Johannes Brahms International Competition, the Primrose International Viola Competition, and the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante Competition at New England Conservatory.
In recent years Kang has taught masterclasses for viola in Switzerland, Holland, Japan, Taiwan and China. Currently, Kang is active as assistant teacher in the international viola class of Nobuko Imai at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia as well as the Associate principal violist of Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid in Spain.