Mercury Musicians is the brainchild of pianist Sahun Hong's creative chamber music arrangements.
Formed in the spring of 2015, the group performs with a mission to bring new life to the well-loved classical repertory by presenting programs made up exclusively of original arrangements.
Mercury Musicians was formerly known as MercuryCHAMBER.
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Praise for the Mercury Musicians
"A fresh approach to music that is second to none... the arrangements by Sahun Hong are witty, intelligent and creative. There is tremendous potential for a group of this flexibility, and they are well positioned for musical life in the 21st century."
-Herbert Greenberg, violinist
"I applaud [the Mercury Musicians] for presenting such an innovative program of masterpieces generally only heard in the concert hall, in a chamber music setting.
Truly fantastic! I look forward to the other programs they have planned."
-Gary Louie, saxophonist
"The arrangements by pianist Sahun Hong are masterfully created... in [Beethoven's] third concerto, he distributed all the important orchestral parts within the quartet to reproduce the complete work - not one line was missing. This is a group that deserves to be heard!"
-Marian Hahn, pianist
Arrangements by Sahun Hong:
Schumann - Carnaval
for Piano Quartet
Dvořák - Cello Concerto in B minor
for String Quartet and Cello Solo
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
for String Quartet and Piano Solo
Beethoven "God Save the King" Variations
for String Trio