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Clarinetfest 2023: Cecilia Kang and Maeline Hildebrand with guest, Catherine Wood

Sunday, March 12th @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Cecilia Kang and Madeline Hildebrand with guest Catherine Wood

Clarinetist Cecilia Kang enjoys a multi-faceted career as a highly sought musician, collaborator, and educator throughout the United States and beyond. She currently serves as the associate professor of clarinet at Louisiana State University and an artist faculty at Aria International Summer Academy.  Since her concerto debut at the age of 16, Cecilia Kang has collaborated with musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic. Dr. Kang is regularly invited to present performances, lectures and master classes at music institutions, conferences, and festivals around the globe. Her recent engagements took place at the University of Toronto (Canada), San Francisco Conservatory (USA), Shanghai Conservatory of Music (China), Sai Wan Ho Civic Center (Hong Kong), the National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan), Yonsei University (South Korea), Thailand International Clarinet Academy (Thailand), Conservatorio di Musica “G.Verdi” di Milano (Italy), the Midwest Clinic (USA), the Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), the Grumo Music Festival (Italy), the Daejeon Cosmopolitan Music Festival (South Korea), the Interflow Music Festival (Hong Kong), the Collingwood Music Festival (Canada), and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (USA) to name a few.

Dr. Kang is committed to lifelong learning and her current research interests reside in the realms of music perception and cognition, interdisciplinary collaborations, and cultural diplomacy. Some of her recently curated projects include the Louisiana Clarinet Initiative, the Silver Linings Initiative and the Han and Heung Festival. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California, and the University of Toronto. She is a Vandoren and Buffet Crampon Performing Artist. For more information, please visit https://kangcecilia.com/.

Canadian pianist Madeline Hildebrand is happiest with her hands full. Praised as “extraordinary” with “an instinctive understanding of beautiful sound” (Jon Kimura Parker), Madeline infuses traditional repertoire with riveting energy and carves at the cutting edge of contemporary, all while juggling audio cables and awe-inspiring chops.

Whether cooperating with a singer or a sine wave, Madeline’s collaborative instincts lead much of her work. She was recently featured on composer T. Patrick Carrabré’s award winning album, 100,000 Lakes (2021) and in the Banff Centre’s 2022 Classical: Evolution artist development program.

Musical highlights include sharing the stage with Philip Glass in a performance of his Etudes (Winnipeg’s New Music Festival 2018), transforming a riverbank into a dazzling interactive light show featuring six pianos (Winnipeg Nuit Blanche 2020) and performing coast to coast in Canada, U.S.A, Italy, Romania, Armenia, and Georgia. Madeline is completing her doctorate at Stony Brook University (New York), teaches at Brandon University. http://Madelinehildebrand.com

LOCATION: Lorne Watson Recital Hall, School of Music


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Sunday, March 12th
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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