Works performed by Earplay:

Impetuoso

The creative output of Sungji Hong (b. 1973) includes works from 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 Foundation for Universal Sacred Music (USA), The International Isang Yun Music Society (Germany) and the MATA Festival (USA), and are regularly performed at international festivals and on major concert series throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Her music has been broadcast around the world and has been recorded and released on the Dutton label and by ECM Records.

She has won the European Competition of State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (1st Prize), the Temple Church Composition Competition (1st Prize), the Crwth Competition (1st Prize), the international competition for original ballet music at the ISCM World Music Days – Slovenia (1st Prize), the Montserrat International Camera Music Composition Competition (1st Prize), the Theodore Front Prize (IAWM) and the Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize (ACL). Sungji Hong graduated from Hanyang University in Seoul (BA Hons), the Royal Academy of Music in London (MMus) and the University of York (PhD).

[from program for May 21, 2007 concert]

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