The soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain
Hae-Sun Kang

Born in South Korea, Hae-Sun Kang began studying violin at age 3. At age 15, she began studying at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) under Christian Ferras. She won several international prizes (Rodolfo Lipizer in Italy, Carl Flesch in London, Yehudi Menuhin in Paris, ARD in Munich) and became first violin in the Orchestre de Paris in 1993, before joining the Ensemble intercontemporain in 1994.

Hae-Sun Kang has premiered many reference works for violin, such as Pierre Boulez' Anthèmes II for violin and electronics (Donaueschingen, 1997), which she recorded with Deutsche Grammophon and performed on a regular basis in Europe and the United States.

She has performed concertos by Pascal Dusapin, Ivan Fedele, Matthias Pintscher, Unsuk Chin, Beat Furrer and Michael Jarrel, whose …prisme/incidences… she recorded with Aeon.

Hae-Sun Kang teaches at the Conservatoire de Paris. She regularly performs recitals of works that have been dedicated to her. She has been heard in Philippe Schœller's Elfique, a piece for violin by Beat Furrer (Berlin Ultraschall Festival, 2007), Double Bind? by Unsuk Chin (Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, 2007), The Only Line by Georges Aperghis (Munich Opernfestspiele), Hist Wist by Marco Stroppa (Printemps des Arts of Monaco, 2008), All 'ungarese for piano and violin by Bruno Mantovani (Messiaen Festival, 2009) and Samarasa by Dai Fujikura (Messiaen Festival, 2010).

Ms. Kang premiered Synapse for violin and orchestra by Philippe Manoury in Stuttgart in 2010, performing it again in 2011 with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. She played the world premiere of Partita II, again by Philippe Manoury, for solo violin and electronics at the Festival de Lucerne in 2012.

In 2013, she premiered Trait d'Union for violin and cello by Philippe Hurel. She also performed Vita Nova for violin and ensemble by Brice Pauset with the Ensemble intercontemporain at the Cité de la musique.