Malgeum Kang was born in 1991 in Seoul and has been living in the United States since 2015. At the age of 6, she began studying piano and drawing. In 2008, she was accepted to Gyeonggi Arts High School in piano performance and in 2011 to Seokeong University, where she received her Bachelor of Musical Arts with the highest honor. While attending Seokeong University, she received the Dean’s scholarship for academic excellence. In 2018, she received her Master’s degree at Missouri State University, where she worked as a graduate assistant and won yearly scholarships, including the Henrietta Keller Music Scholarship and Kiefer Young Keyboard Scholarship. Other major honors and awards include the top prize at the 39th Korean Young Artist Piano Competition and an invitation to attend the Seoul Arts School International Music Festival. She won the Jefferson City Piano Concerto Competition in 2017 and performed ‘Ravel Piano Concerto in G major’ with Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, 3rd prize was awarded at New Orleans Solo Piano Competition. Currently, Malgeum is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she works as a teaching assistant.
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