Distinguished Artists of Hawaii


The Hawaii Chamber Music Festival (HCMF), in collaboration with Bags of Aloha, presents an exciting night of chamber music featuring two of Hawaii's finest musicians as HCMF concludes its first season. Hawaii Symphony Concertmaster and UH violin faculty Ignace Jang will join forces with Honolulu Chamber Music Series President and UH piano faculty Jonathan Korth to perform in the University of Hawaii's Orvis Auditorium on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The concert will also feature 'Iolani senior Susan Hasegawa (viola) and Hawaii Chamber Music Festival founders Daniel Lucas (cello) and Christopher Yick (bass). A donation of toilet paper, trash bags, soap, granola bar, or dental floss at the door is requested. A suggested donation can be made as well.

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Born to Korean parents in Grenoble, France, Ignace Jang began violin studies at the age of five. Jang attended the Paris Conservatory under the tutelage of Flora Elphege and Gerard Poulet, and earned his Artist Diploma at Indiana University under Franco Gulli. His playing has received praise in the United States, Europe, and Asia for its excellent sense of style, impressive musicianship, and uniquely beautiful timbre. This summer, as Program Director, Jang will lead a brand new Solo and String Quartet Program under Hawaii Youth Symphony's Pacific Music Institute. Jonathan Korth, a native of Iowa, enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, collaborator, and teacher. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Ann Schein and Boris Slutsky, and StonyBrook University, where he was a student of Gilbert Kalish. Since making his 2002 Carnegie Hall debut at the Weill Recital Hall and joining the faculty of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in 2008, Dr. Korth has become an advocate for classical music, performing and lecturing around the world.

Founded in 2018, the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival connects passionate students with world-class artists to create beautiful music. Musical excellence and inspiration are our ways of showing aloha to the islands. Bags of Aloha is a non-profit organization committed to spreading awareness about homelessness, to remember that everyone has a soul, a name, and a history while giving them a glimpse of ALOHA each bag at a time. All donations from the evening's performance will be distributed to Bags of Aloha. Bags of Aloha has agreed to donate the items to the Kauai Flood Relief via Malama Kaua'i!