Violinist Er-Gene Kahng in conversation with Classical IPR

May 9, 2018

Violinist Er-Gene Kahng

Violinist Er-Gene Kahng is a professor at the University of Arkansas and concertmaster of both the Fort Smith Symphony and the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also taught and performed at the Bay View Music Festival in northern Michigan.

Er-Gene Kahng has just recorded the world premieres of two violin concertos by the American composer Florence Price. Kahng joined Classical IPR's Amanda Sewell to discuss how she came to know the concertos as well as the emotional challenges she faced when considering the consequences of being the first person to record them.

Hear the entire conversation, including excerpts from the two violin concertos, below. 

Bay View Music Festival Faculty Quartet members (from left) Matthew Herren, Er-Gene Kahng, Wanchi Huang, Dominic Stefano
Credit photo courtesy Er-Gene Kahng