Hyunjong Reents-Kang1st Violin
Member since 1998
Hyunjong Reents-Kang, Violin
What makes your instrument unique?
I received my violin when I was only ten years old, and ever since then I have played only this violin. She has shared my hard work, breath, tears, happiness, sweat, desire, passion, nervousness, excitement, joy, laughter and much more… Sometimes I talk to her, it sounds crazy but it’s true. I could never give her away.
What is your favourite time of day to practice?
I practice best in the morning. My three children are at school and I can concentrate well.
When and how did your path cross with CAMERATA BERN?
My first encounter with CAMERATA BERN was in the year 1996. I was a young student and I played as an extra in a choir concert. All of the players were friendly to me and I was very shy.
About Hyunjong Reents-Kang
Hyunjong Reents-Kang grew up in Seoul, South Korea. She began playing violin at the age of five, played as a soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 14, and won the Korean National Competition and other prizes.
Two years later she moved to Switzerland to begin studying with Max Rostal and completed her studies with Professor Igor Ozim at the Bern University of the Arts with a teaching diploma as well as a soloist diploma, both with honours.
She has played with orchestras such as the Collegium Musicum Zurich, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Carmina Quartet and the Ensembles Antipodes and Explorations.
She is a teacher of violin and chamber music at the Music Academy of Basel. Several of her students have been finalists of the Swiss youth music competition.
Hyunjong Reents-Kang is a member of the Norea Trio and the Basel String Quartet.