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Born in 1999, Junhong Kuang was awarded the top prize in the classical guitar category of the prestigious ARD Music Competition in 2017, along with the Audience Prize and the ifp-Musikpreis, becoming the youngest prizewinner in the ARD’s history.

Widely recognised as one of the greatest young talents in the world today, he has already given over a hundred concerts. He made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, and has given recitals in Baltimore and Miami. In China, he has performed at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center and Beijing Poly Theater among others, and in 2014 he was invited to give the opening concert at the International Guitar-Symposium in Iserlohn, Germany.

Junhong Kuang has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world, including the Bavarian Radio, Estonian National and Peabody Symphony Orchestras, and the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra among many others. Kuang made his recording debut with an album of music by Bach, Albéniz, Granados, Barrios Mangoré and Mertz, released on Naxos in 2015 to great critical acclaim (8.573432).

Kuang began studies at the age of nine with professor Xu Bao in Chengdu, China. At the age of eleven he won First Prize in the Thailand International Guitar Competition, and was accepted into the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University at the age of 15. He is currently studying with Manuel Barrueco.

For more information, visit www.junhongkuang.com.

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