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, Camerata New York, Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestras.
His prizes include First Prize in the New York International, Leschetizky International, Lennox International Young Artist, PianoArts North American, Fort Worth Symphony Young Artist, Juanita Miller, and Snowy Range Competitions.
An avid chamber musician, Sam is part of Trio St. Bernard with violinist Brandon Garbot and cellist Zachary Mowitz. He is the pianist and arranger of the ensemble Mercury Musicians, which performs original arrangements of classical music. He has participated in festivals such as the Ravinia Steans Institute, Chamber Music Encounters at Lincoln Center, and the Taos School of Music.
Sam has given music education performances in over 100 schools throughout the country, including 47 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through the Van Cliburn Foundation’s Musical Awakenings Program. He has also been featured on the nationally broadcast radio show From the Top.
At the age of 16, Sam graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying with John Owings. He has also studied with Martin Canin and Yoheved Kaplinsky of The Juilliard School. Currently, Sam is a student of Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.