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Sahun Hong, pianist

39 West Lexington Street, Apt. #1009 Baltimore, MD 21201

(682) 240-5924

[Hong's] playing looked effortless... he commanded... the audience erupted.

-Milwaukee Examiner

Taking a long view of Rachmaninoffs Concerto No. 2, Hong crafted an elegant performance,
distinguished by large musical arches and a remarkable evenness of dark tone.
-Cleveland Classical

Hong was at home at the keyboard, performing Beethoven's

Concerto No. 3 with lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom.
-New York Concert Review

The audience seemed unanimous in their enormous delight in listening to the superb teamwork of
conductor Trond Saeverud leading the orchestra in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with
guest pianist Sahun Hong.
-Galveston News

Winner, 2017 Vendome Prize at Verbier

Second Prize, 2017 International Beethoven Competition Vienna
Finalist, 2017 American Pianists Awards
Sahun Hong, pianist

Praised for his excellent combination of virtuosity and musicality and lots of clarity,
confidence, and wisdom (New York Concert Review), pianist
Sahun Sam Hong brings his colorful style and riveting energy to the solo,
chamber, and concerto stage.

On the roster of Young Steinway Artists since 2010, Hong has been featured as a
guest soloist with the ORF Vienna, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York,
Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony
Orchestras. He has given performances in prestigious venues such as Lincoln
Centers Alice Tully Hall, the Goldener Saal and Brahms-Saal at the Vienna
Musikverein, Merkin Hall, glise de Verbier, and the Kennedy Center.

Hong was most recently the winner ex aequo of the 2017 Vendome Prize at Verbier,
and received Second Prize at the 2017 International Beethoven Competition Vienna.
He was a finalist for the 2017 American Pianists Awards.

An avid chamber musician, Hong is the pianist of Trio St. Bernard with violinist
Brandon Garbot and cellist Zachary Mowitz. He has participated in festivals such as
Ravinias Steans Music Institute, Chamber Music Encounters at Lincoln Center, and
the Taos School of Music. His recent collaborations include performances with Colin
Carr, Ara Gregorian, Emanuel Gruber, Hsin-Yun Huang, Michael Kannen, Ani
Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Daniel Phillips, Steven Tenenbom, and the Pacifica

At the age of 16, Hong graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University
(TCU) with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying with John
Owings. He is currently a student of Leon Fleisher in the Doctor of Musical Arts
program at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Sahun Hong, pianist

Concerto Repertoire

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

Brahms, Johannes
Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73
Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56

Chopin, Frdric
Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467

Saint-Sans, Camille
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Schumann, Robert
Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Rachmaninov, Sergei
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18