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Rash & Kang

Berginald Rash’s clarinet playing was especially stylish.

The Guardian

Duo - Instrumental

Instrumentation

  • Berginald Rash - Clarinet
  • Hyesoo Kang - Piano

Repertoire

Dynamic and engaging chamber musicians, Berginald and Hyesoo craft thoughtful and engaging recital programmes featuring a diverse plurality of works from the past and present for clarinet and piano. Fan favourites include Brahms Clarinet Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Poulenc Clarinet Sonata, Bernstein Clarinet sonata, Gade Fantasiestücke, Weber Grand Duo Concertante, Saint-Sáens Clarinet Sonata, Debussy Premiere Rapsody, Pierne Canzonetta, Cahuzac Cantilene, and many more.

Biography

Acclaimed American clarinetist Berginald Rash is an exciting international artist having performed at the Boyne Music Festival, Lake Tahoe Music Festival, and having won the Great Music in Irish Houses 2015 Support Act Residency with the Mondrian Trio. Currently based in Dublin, Ireland, he was awarded the Recital Artist Diploma from the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he was an 1848 Scholar and Teaching Fellow. Mr. Rash has been heard with such orchestras as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, the Virginia Symphony, and the London-based Chineke! Orchestra with whom he has performed on BBC 3’s In Tune with Sean Rafferty and made his BBC Proms, Snape Maltings Proms, Gent Festival Van Vlaanderen, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Halls, and the Concertgebouw debuts among others. Comfortable as both a chamber musician and soloist, Mr. Rash has collaborated with members of such orchestras as Philharmonia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt hr-Sinfonieorchester, Atlanta Symphony and with the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet.

Born in Ulsan, South Korea, Hye Soo Kang began her piano studies at the age of four. She has led a varied career, both teaching, performing solo recitals and also accompanying a variety of vocalists and instrumentalists across Asia and the UK. Having moved to Glasgow, she decided to further develop her skills by undertaking the Master of Arts course in Piano Accompaniment, studied with Scott Mitchell at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During that year of study, Hye Soo won three awards; the RCS Performance Prize for Accompaniment, the Piano Accompaniment Prize and the prestigious Alex Menzies Memorial Prize. She has also been highly commended for her work as a collaborative pianist and during that autumn, she participated in the RCS Opera School productions of Philip Glass’ work for three pianos and singers, L’enfant Terribles and Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera, Hansel and Gretel. Recently, Hye Soo took up a teaching post at The High School of Glasgow and she has begun working as a freelance artist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has recently performed recitals at the Wellington Church and the Edinburgh Society of Musicians. Future engagements include a collaboration with the RSNO junior Choir and a recital as part of the Leeds International Concert Series.

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