Since giving her debut at the Palace of Arts in Seoul, Korea, Hye-Jung Hong has performed in recitals in Germany, Holland, Italy, Malaysia and Canada. In the U.S., she has appeared as concerto soloist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and has given numerous solo and collaborative concerts. She has performed at the Missouri Music Teachers Association State Convention, and has appeared on concert series in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. In 2004, she appeared as guest artist at the Amadeus Piano Festival in Oklahoma.
Dr. Hong has received critical praises for the artistry of her performances. Her playing has been described as “full of energy and electricity that stimulates the Korean musical world.” (Piano Eum-Ak) In 1999, she was invited to present a series of solo recitals in Andernach, Venkaster-Kuse and Ramstein, Germany. The newspaper Die Rheinpfalz praised the “musicality, crystal clearness and elegance” of her performances.
Dr. Hong has studied with internationally acclaimed musicians Julian Martin, Leon Fleisher, Daewook Lee, Yong Hi Moon and Dominique Weber. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Conservatory. Currently she is Assistant Professor of Piano at Missouri State University, and serves as Co-Vice President of Auditions for the Missouri Music Teachers Association.
Inducted Faculty Member, Pi Kappa Lambda, Missouri State University, 2005