Sahun Hong, Piano

July 19, 2017, 12:15 pm

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Sam Hong
Sam Hong

Ravinia’s Steans Institute fellow pianist Sahun Hong performs works of Kirchner, Ravel and Chopin for today’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.


Interlude II (2003) (7’) 
Leon Kirchner (1919 – 2009)

Sonatine (12’)
I. Modéré
II. Mouvement de menuet
III. Animé
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)

Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2 (5’)
Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)

Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31 (10’)
Frédéric Chopin


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, Sahun Hong has been featured as a guest soloist with the Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York, Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestras.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Hong is part of Trio St. Bernard with violinist Brandon Garbot and cellist Zachary Mowitz. He has participated in festivals such as the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, Chamber Music Encounters at Lincoln Center, and the Taos School of Music. His recent collaborations include performances with Daniel Phillips, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Colin Carr, Hsin-Yun Huang, and the Pacifica Quartet.

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