Sungji Hong

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Sungji Hong’s music has been described as “a work of iridescent freshness” (BBC Music Magazine), “the sound is utterly luminous” (Fanfare Magazine), “it had fantasy, colour and drive” (Nottingham evening post), “outbursts of rhythmic energy” (The Irish Times), and "a virtuoso exploration of the technical and sonorous possibilities” (Daily Telegraph).

Sungji’s music has been performed at international festivals and in major concert series by leading ensembles and orchestras in over 41 countries and 156 cities at such venues as Carnegie Hall (New York), the Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Flagey (Brussels), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Merkin Hall (New York), Megaro Musiki (Athens) and the Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam). Her music has been widely broadcast in more than 17 countries (37 channels) around the world and has been recorded and released on the Atoll, Dutton label and by ECM Records. Her music is published by M.A.P. Editions in Milan and SEEMSA in Madrid.

Her creative output ranges from works for solo instruments to full orchestra, as well as choral, ballet and electroacoustic music. Her works have been commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation (Harvard University, USA), the Tongyoung International Music Festival (Korea), the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), the Keumho Asiana Cultural Foundation (Korea), the Foundation for Universal Sacred Music (USA), the International Isang Yun Music Society (Germany) and the MATA Festival (USA).

Sungji Hong studied composition in Seoul before moving to England where she completed her Master in Music at the Royal Academy of Music in London and a PhD in composition with Nicola LeFanu at the University of York in the UK.
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Ensemble Choral


O sacrum convivium For SATB, a cappella (2019)
Postea Sciens Jesus For SATB, a cappella (2016)
The Lord is my Shepherd For SATB, a cappella (2007)
Pater Noster For SATB, a cappella (2004)
Emendemus in melius For SATB, a cappella (2004)

Groupe de Chambre (2 - 4 instruments)


Lux Mundi For oboe, violin, violoncello and piano (2018)
Evlogimenos For chamber ensemble (2015)
String Quartet No 2 String Quartet (2005)

Ensemble de Chambre (5 - 9 instruments)


Elevatus For flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, vibraphone, violin and violoncello (2018)
Lazare veni foras! For chamber ensemble (2016)

Instrument Solo


Epirthi for piano solo (2018)

Voix soliste et accompagnement


Nunc Dimittis For basset recorder and tenor (2016)
The Tempest For soprano and twelve instruments (2007)

Ensemble vocal


O Nata Lux For three female voices, a cappella (2015)
Missa Lumen de Lumine For Three female voices (2002)

Musique Orchestrale


Prismatic For Piano and Orchestra (2008)
The Light of the World for chamber orchestra (2003)
Kiklos for orchestra (2002)

Quatuor à Cordes


String Quartet No 2 String Quartet (2005)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Descending Flow Gayageum and ensemble (2005)
Descending Flow Gayageum and ensemble (2005)
Elevatus For flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, vibraphone, violin and violoncello (2018)
Emendemus in melius For SATB, a cappella (2004)
Epirthi for piano solo (2018)
Evlogimenos For chamber ensemble (2015)
Kiklos for orchestra (2002)
Lazare veni foras! For chamber ensemble (2016)
Lux Mundi For oboe, violin, violoncello and piano (2018)
Missa Lumen de Lumine For Three female voices (2002)
Nunc Dimittis For basset recorder and tenor (2016)
O Nata Lux For three female voices, a cappella (2015)
O sacrum convivium For SATB, a cappella (2019)
Pater Noster For SATB, a cappella (2004)
Postea Sciens Jesus For SATB, a cappella (2016)
Prismatic For Piano and Orchestra (2008)
String Quartet No 2 String Quartet (2005)
The Light of the World for chamber orchestra (2003)
The Lord is my Shepherd For SATB, a cappella (2007)
The Tempest For soprano and twelve instruments (2007)