Violinist Elita Kang joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 1997–98 season, and occupies the BSO's Edward and Bertha C. Rose Chair as well as the Boston Pops's Eunice and Julian Cohen Chair. In February 2001, she was appointed assistant concertmaster.
While an undergraduate at the Curtis Institute of Music, she served as principal second violin and then concertmaster of the school's symphony orchestra and was also a substitute player with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Prior to her work at Curtis, she studied at the Juilliard School's Pre-College Division, where she served for two years as orchestra concertmaster.
Kang's chamber music experience has included performances at Curtis and the Taos School of Music. She twice won the Juilliard Concerto Competition, and in 1992 won the Grand Prize in the America String Teachers Association Competition's pre-professional division.
B.M. The Curtis Institute of Music. Teachers include Arnold Steinhardt, Yumi Ninomiya-Scott, Pamela Frank, Felix Galimir, Norman Carol, and Louise Behrend.