The haegeum player Kang Ji-eun has a wide-ranging repertoire, extending from traditional Korean to contemporary music. She studied at the National Gugak Middle School and High School and graduated from Seoul National University's School of Korean Music and Graduate School. During her college years, she was a member of the Seoul Youth Gugak Orchestra and became a member of the Korean music project group Be-being.
She was active as a member of the Busan National Gugak Center and became a Master of jongmyo jeryeak (an ancient court ritual with music at the Jongmyo Shrine), the first example of Korea’s cultural heritage to be listed as one of the nation’s Important Intangible Cultural Properties.
Kang Ji-eun has taught at the National Gugak Middle School and Busan Arts High-School, and has performed heageum concertos with Busan National Gugak Center, Ensemble TIMF (one of Korea’s leading contemporary music ensembles) and the Seoul Central Symphony Orchestra as well as appearing at prestigious festivals in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and Japan.
From 2011 to 2012, she was named a Young Art Frontier by the Arts Council Korea. Her albums “Heageum Pieces” and “The Wind Crossing A Pass” were released in 2013 and 2015.