Justin Kang

Justin Kang

Justin Kang, 13, is a pianist and cellist. Justin studies piano with Snezana Krstic and cello with Jamie Kellogg since he was in 2nd grade. Justin has been a member of the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra for 3years, and is currently the associate principle cellist of the ensemble.

Justin was awarded first Prize at the 2022 American Music Talent Competition, the 2022 Arizona Musicfest Piano Competition, the 2021 MTNA Arizona State Piano Competition, the 2021 ASMTA’s James R. Anthony Honors Recital and the 2021 Arizona Cello Society’s Solo Competition. Justin’s other awards include the 2022 and the 2021 American String Teachers Association’s State Solo Competition, the 2021 API’s North America Solo Piano Competition, the 2020 MTNA State Piano Competition, and the 2021 Arizona Young Artist Piano Competition.

Justin have had piano master classes with Sean Chen, Elisabeth Pridonoff, Pavlina Dokovska, Yuri Kot, Hong Zhu, Eckart Sellheim and Dian Baker. Justin also had a cello master class with Noriko Kishi at the 2022 Arizona Bach Festival. Justin was the associate principal cellist at the 2022 Youth Orchestra of LA Summer Festival.

In his spare time, he enjoys collaborating with his siblings, composing music and playing chess.

You can find Justin’s 2022 International Piano Competition performance here.