Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang performs at Ball State as part of the Arts Alive series

Topic: College of Fine Arts

March 23, 2012

Ball State University's School of Music will close out its annual Arts Alive series with a recital by the talented concert violinist Clara-Jumi Kang at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 in Sursa Hall.

A German-born Korean artist, Kang began learning the violin at the age of three. She had her orchestral debut at age five and, at age seven, auditioned and was accepted at the Juilliard School.

Now in her 20s, Kang has won several international competitions, including first place in the 2009 Seoul International Violin Competition, first place in the 2010 Sendai International Violin Competition and, in 2010, the gold medal in the prestigious International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

Known as the "Violin Olympics," the Indianapolis competition is one of the foremost music competitions in the world. In winning, Kang received a monetary prize, four-year use of a 1683 Stradivari violin valued at millions of dollars and the launch of her solo career.

Ticket prices for her recital are $35 for adults and $15 for Ball State faculty, staff and students. To purchase, visit the Emens Auditorium Box Office at 765-285-1539 or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets also will be on sale one hour before the concert at Sursa Hall Box Office.

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