Sungji Hong

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Sungji was born in Seoul in 1973. She studied composition at the Hanyang University in Seoul and subsequently completed her MMus at the Royal Academy of Music in London and her PhD in composition with Nicola LeFanu at the University of York in the UK.
 
She has participated in various workshops and masterclasses such as Voix Nouvelles (Royaumont) and in Darmstadt where she studied with Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Theo Loevendie, Tristan Murail and Toshio Hosokawa, as well as the International mastercourse and workshop for conductors and composers with Peter Eotvos and Zsolt Nagy in Herrenhaus Edenkoben.

Over the last decade, Sungji's music has been performed by leading players and ensembles in over 45 countries and 213 cities. Her music has been widely broadcast in more than 17 countries (37 channels) and has been recorded and released on the Soundbrush, Elektramusic, Atoll, Dutton label and by ECM Records. Her music is published by Da Vinci Edition, SEEMSA and Tetractys Publishing.
 
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).

Since 2018, Hong has been teaching composition at the University of North Texas.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Choral Ensemble


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)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


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

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


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

Solo Instrument


Epirthi for piano solo (2018)

Solo Voice and Accompaniment


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

Vocal Ensemble


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

Orchestral Music


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

String Quartet


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)