Kang left Taiwan aged 16 and went on to study cello and piano at USC
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While Canadian pop superstar Celine Dion attracts
full public attention with her first-ever performances in Taiwan this week, Taiwanese-American cellist Judy Kang (康瑋倫) has been sharing the spotlight.
Kang was born in Taiwan, started studying music at an early age, and emigrated with her family to the United States when she was 16. She was the first to graduate from the University of Southern California with both piano and cello as chief subjects, the Central News Agency reported.
On her 27th birthday, she was invited to audition for Celine Dion’s orchestra, which involved a drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and she was chosen out of a hundred candidates, she told a news conference in Taipei Friday. Since then, she has been playing the cello with the pop diva for four years. [FULL STORY]