Hong was at home at the keyboard, performing [the] Beethoven Concerto No. 3 with lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom.
-New York Concert Review
The audience seemed unanimous in their enormous delight in listening to the superb teamwork of Concuctor Trond Saeverud leading the orchestra in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest pianist Sahun "Sam" Hong.
Hong brought a crystalline tone to the Beethoven [Concerto No. 3], and he turned many a lovely phrase. His first-movement cadenza and the opening of the slow movement sounded aptly spontaneous.
-Dallas Morning News
Taking a long view of [Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2], Mr. Hong crafted an elegant performance distinguished by large musical arches, and a remarkable evenness of tone.
Sahun Hong executed the difficult Leon Kirchner Interlude II with virtuosic ease, moving effectively from what he described as "agitation to peace."
While playing all of [the] complex patterns, he found the time to draw out scores of little hooks and fillips that are built into the Bach. He found meaning in this mass of notes and was very good at drawing it out for the audience.
-Andy Tisdel, PianoArts Blog
[Hong's] playing looked effortless... he commanded... the audience erupted.
Amazing... the audience was in a state of awe.
-Music Guild of New Mexico Keynotes Magazine