Kyung Hwa Kang was born in Kyungju, South Korea. She received her Bachelor’s degree in voice and vocal pedagogy from the University Yeongnam. She then started her studies in Europe and graduated with a Master’s degree in voice and song from the University Mozarteum Salzburg during which time she began her career as assistant director at the Salzburg State Theatre and the Tirol State Theatre. The most influential stage directors she has worked with include Joachim Herz, Harry Kupfer and Robert H. Pflanzl.

Since1999 Kyung Hwa Kang is a University Assistant (staging) in the Department of Opera and Music Theatre and teaches the course “Music-Dramatic Fundamentals” in the Voice Department at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.