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Joanne Kong

Concert Pianist

Dr. Kong has performed to critical acclaim at numerous venues including the Los Angeles and Oregon Bach Festivals, Abbey Bach Festival, Bach Aria Festival, Texas Bach Collegium, Houston Harpsichord Recital Series, Memphis Chamber Music Society, Stotsenberg Concert Series, San Antonio Festival, Los Angeles Monday Evening Concert Series, Virginia Waterfront International Festival of the Arts, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, National Gallery of Art Concert Series, Strathmore Hall’s “Music in the Mansion” series, Columbia University, Harvard University, international performances in the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Colombia, Brazil and India, and orchestral performances under William McGlaughlin, Myung-Whun Chung, Alberto Bolet, Steven Smith, Samuel Baron, George Manahan, Alexander Kordzaia, Eckart Preu, John Sinclair, Mark Russell Smith, Naima Burrs, Gil Rose, and Alex Pauk.

A gifted collaborator, she has performed with numerous artists including the Shanghai String Quartet, flutist Eugenia Zukerman, cellists James Wilson, Christoph Wagner, and Ronald Crutcher, viola da gambist Lisa Terry, violinists Karen Johnson and Lindsey Strand-Polyak, soprano Ying-Huang, baritones James Weaver and Zheng Zhou, and 4-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird. She has been the master class pianist for numerous world-renowned artists who are in demand for master classes in keyboard performance, chamber music, and Baroque interpretation, including visits to Yale University, New York University, New England Conservatory, Rice University, Brigham Young University, and the Colburn School. Dr. Kong regularly leads workshops on Performance Anxiety and Effective Practicing Techniques. Her students have been award winners both nationally and internationally.

An acknowledged Bach specialist, Dr. Kong twice received performance fellowships to the Bach Aria Festival and Institute held in Stony Brook, New York. She is also a regular guest keyboardist for the Winter Park Bach Festival in Florida, where she regularly performs Bach concertos and both the St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion under the artistic direction of John Sinclair. Her performances of the Well-Tempered Clavier and Goldberg Variations have received wide acclaim.

Joanne Kong
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