Maui Arts & Entertainment

MACC Presents Free Jan. 2 Livestreaming Concert of Violinist Ignance Jang and Pianist Jonathan Korth

January 2, 2021, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated January 2, 9:31 AM
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Iggy Jang will perform Jan. 2 as part of the Live @ the MACC virtual concert series. Photo Courtesy: MACC

The Maui Arts and Cultural Center is presenting a free livestreaming concert of violinist Ignance “Iggy” Jang and pianist Jonathan Korth on Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, part of the Live @ the MACC series, takes place at the Castle Theatre.

Jang and Dr. Korth, two of Hawaiʻi’s most noted musicians, come together for this special concert, which will include works by Antonio Vivaldi, W.A. Mozart, Aram Khachaturian, Astor Piazzolla and Atilio Stampone.

To watch the concert, log on to MauiArts.org or go to the MACC’s Facebook or YouTube page.

Jang serves as concertmaster of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra. His playing has received praise in the United States, Europe and Asia for its excellent sense of style, impressive musicianship and uniquely beautiful timbre.

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Born to Korean parents in Grenoble, France, Jang began violin studies at the age of five. After receiving trainin — first from Flora Elphege and then from Gerard Poulet at the Paris Conservator — he received a Premier Prix in 1985 and was the youngest laureate that year.

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His education continued under Franco Gulli at Indiana University. After receiving his Artist Diploma he was invited to be a visiting scholar there. Jang was the Grand Prize winner of the 1989 Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition in Italy.

Jang’s performing experience includes such venues as the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris and the Seoul Arts Center. He has also made solo appearances with the Colorado Symphony, the Versailles Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre Provence Alpes.

Since 1991 he has been part of a violin/harp duo called Equinox. As a chamber musician, he participated in the Modern Music Festival in Boulder, CO, and the Berlioz, Trieves and Chirens festivals in France.

Dr. Jonathan Korth will perform Jan. 2 as part of the Live @ the MACC virtual concert series. Photo Courtesy: MACC
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Dr. Korth enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer and professor, working with young musicians at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa since 2008. In more normal times, he performs across Asia, the United States and Europe, with recent concerts in Bangkok, Beijing, Chicago, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo.

Locally, he has been presented by the Honolulu Chamber Music Series, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Hawaiʻi Concert Society, Chamber Music Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra and faculty concerts at UH Mānoa. 

Dr. Korth’s enthusiasm for chamber music has led to recent collaborations with violinists Martin Beaver and Robert McDuffie, cellists Zuill Bailey and Sung-Won Yang, and many members of the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with Jang many times over the last decade.

The Live @ the MACC series is made possible by the support of the County of Maui and the Office of Economic Development. The series is designed to bring much needed opportunities for many of Hawai‘i’s artists and art forms in a combination of live/virtual or safe/live-in-person events that meet current CDC guidelines.

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