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JUNHONG KUANG

Junhong Kuang began to receive professional training in classical guitar under the guidance of Xu Bao in August 2009. Two years later he won first prize in the Thailand International Guitar Competition in November 2011, and was awarded fourth prize at the Iselohn International Guitar Competition in Germany in August 2012. He was also awarded a prize for best interpretation of a Spanish work and a Bach work. Following studies with Xu Bao, Junhong gradually emerged on the international music scene with his hardworking, extraordinary ability and musical perception. Under Xu Bao’s guidance, Junhong has given almost a hundred concerts including at Carnegie Hall in New York, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre Hall, Shanghai He Luting Concert Hall, Beijing Poly Theatre, Parktheater in Iserlohn, Germany, the Church of the Supreme Court in Iserlohn, Xiamen Philharmonic Hall, Wenzhou Grand Theatre, Changsha Grand Theatre, Chengdu Pride Concert Hall and the grand concert hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music. He has appeared on stage as guest performer with maestros Pepe Romero and Manuel Barrueco. During his recital at Carnegie Hall, he received two standing ovations. In August 2014, he will give the opening concert at the Iserlohn Guitar Symposium, his third such appearance. Junhong Kuang has participated in masterclasses with the Amadeus Duo, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Gerald Garcia, Pavel Steidl, Rainer Feldmann, Aniello Desiderio and Bruce Holzman amongst others. He has worked with conductors such as Hu Yongyan, Fu Long, Peng Jiapeng and Chen Lin, and has performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Dance and Theatre in Beijing, the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sichuan Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra. Junhong Kuang currently studies at the affiliated Middle School of Sichuan Conservatory of Music. He is the D’Addario Music Foundation’s featured artist, and the spokesperson for Altamira classical guitars.

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