Sungji Hong

Sungji Hong

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Hong’s music has been described as “a work of iridescent freshness” (BBC Music Magazine), “the sound is utterly luminous” (Fanfare Magazine), and “the harmonies and fluid dynamics were modern” (The New York Times). Her compositions include works for solo instruments, orchestra, chorus, ballet, and electroacoustic media with special interest on timbre and pre-determined pitch structures. In 2022 she was awarded a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Also, in 2022, she was elected as an Associate by the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) upon its 200th anniversary. Hong has received commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation, the National Flute Association, Texas Flute Society, the MATA Festival, iSing Silicon Valley, the Tongyeoung International Music Festival, Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others. Her Missa Lumen de Lumine on the ECM New Series (ECM 1929), performed by the vocal ensemble Trio Mediaeval, received critical acclaim and reached the top ten on the Billboard Classical Chart and iTunes classics. Hong holds degrees from the Hanyang University, the Royal Academy of Music, and the University of York in the United Kingdom and is a Lecturer of Music Composition at the University of North Texas.

Photo Credit: Jeong Hwan Cho

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