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Jehan Kanga

General Details

AMusA (violin), LMusA (violin), AMusA (piano), BSc(Advanced)(HonsI), BCom

Jehan is a young professional artistic director, baroque violinist, high baritone and medieval and world music percussionist. He is also a research chemist at the University of Sydney and has taught high school and university level music, chemistry and mathematics for 7 years. He employs relaxation techniques to his violin and vocal training that allows for stable learning processes to avoid damaging the body critical sound producing faculties (larynx and pharynx for voice and the shoulders, spine and neck for violinists). These relaxation techniques were developed by Chiara Banchini and Amandine Beyer (on the violin) and by Susan Falk (for voice).

Jehan can modulate his teaching capacities for all ages, all learning abilities and all levels. Lessons can vary from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the kind of technical work and the age/ability of the student.

He first studied violin under Alex Todicescu for 12 years achieving several AMEB diplomas in performance before studying contemporary performance practice at the University of California (San Diego) with Yanos Negyesy in 2008. In the Australian summer of 2010-2011 he undertook masterclasses with European virtuosos Gunar Letzbor (Ars Antiqua Austria) and Amandine Beyer (Gli Incogniti). He now performs regularly with The Renaissance Players and many other early music specialist groups in Sydney.

Jehan is also the associate artistic director of The Song Company, Australia’s foremost vocal ensemble undertaking many interdisciplinary works including the critically acclaimed shadow puppetry project Sweet Dreams.

These details were last updated on May 7, 2012

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