We had the good fortune of connecting with Judy Kang and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Judy, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Self love. Work hard & play hard, but always focus on divine self love. You always come first, recharge that way through life and hard times.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Taiwanese-American cellist, Judy Kang, launched her career with a performance for world-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, when he visited her hometown of Taipei, Taiwan as a part of his Worldwide Master Tour. Kang’s reputation earned her a full scholarship at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she became the first musician in USC history to earn a double degree in both cello and piano performance. Kang is now the resident cellist for Celine Dion, also served as the solo cellist for “Celine Dion Summer Tour 2018” all over Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Kang maintains a very active schedule as a performing and recording cellist throughout the U.S. and Asia. Kang’s musical collaborations range from classical, orchestral, chamber music, pop music, as well as TV commercials, video game music and movie session recordings. Kang also works remotely from her home studio, making her cello available to a wide variety of musical clients. Judy had recently remote-recorded for the Jennifer Lopez’s performance at the Joe Biden presidential inauguration ceremony, 2021. Click on the music page to listen to some recordings Kang has done. Kang has performed under the baton of John Williams and has shared the stage and recorded with the likes of Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Demi Lovato, David Foster, Michael McDonald, Sarah McLachlan, Florence and the Machine, Richard Marx, Eric Benet, Kenny Loggins, Rachel Platten, Carly Rae Jepsen, Andrea Bocelli, Earth Wind & Fire, Maluma, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes.. Judy has also performed with world-renowned cellists Mischa Maisky, Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Lynn Harrell. Kang often appears on camera as a featured cellist for American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, The Ellen Degeneres Show, James Cordan The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood, Access Hollywood, ABC’s Good Morning America, Latin Grammys Award and Fox Television’s hit shows “GLEE” and “The GLEE Project.”
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Anywhere near the beach is the best in Southern California. Bottomless Mimosa brunch and live music near water is the best way to start the day ! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Emily Moore, my mentor, my musical buddy, my soul sister who always shines through
Judy Kang (Cello)