Er-Gene Kahng

Er-Gene Kahng currently serves as Concertmaster of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, and Assistant Concertmaster of Fort Smith Symphony. She has held title positions with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as section positions with the Lancaster Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Eastern Connecticut Symphony. She was previously the Concertmaster of North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (2013-2015), Associate concertmaster of SoNA (Symphony of Northwest Arkansas) as well as a previous member (season 2011 and 2012) of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra.

Kahng co-founded the Fulbright Summer Chamber Music festival, a 6-week chamber music series held at the University of Arkansas. She also served as violin faculty and 2nd violinist of the Bay View Music Festival string quartet from 2013-2015. Her most recent project is focused on researching the violin music of Florence Price. Her performance of Price’s String Quartet in G major was featured recently on NPR’s Performance Today with Fred Childs in February 2015. She is currently researching Price’s violin concertos.

Kahng currently serves as the Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She received degrees from UCLA, Yale and Northwestern. Her primary teachers include Mark Kaplan, Erick Friedman, Syoko Aki, Tokyo String Quartet and Almita and Roland Vamos. Her students have gained admission to some of the top music schools in the country, including New England Conservatory, University of Southern California, Peabody Conservatory/Johns Hopkins University, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, as well as being prizewinners of the MTNA regional and national level competitions.