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    “I want my music to be vibrantly colorized and to be heard as shimmering colors that wave in red, blue, green, yellow or gold.”
  -Sungji Hong
   
       
         
    “a work of iridescent freshness”
- BBC Music Magazine

“the sound is utterly luminous”
- Fanfare Magazine

“it had fantasy, colour and drive”
- Nottingham evening post

“outbursts of rhythmic energy”
- The Irish Times

"a virtuoso exploration of the technical and sonorous possibilities”
- Daily Telegraph

“it explores colours, images and timbre”
- Blue note przecena

“the ringing tones and soaring harmonies take us to a sublime soundscape of wonder and meditation”
- Premarily a cappella

Fantasy’, ‘lyricism’, ‘lucidity’, ‘delicacy’, ‘energy’ and ‘colourful with a wealth of imagery’ are key words in the aesthetic of Sungji’s music who devotes herself to composition and lives in Greece.

Her musical materials weave a seamless tapestry of sound with innumerable meticulous details that never fails to attain a dramatic construction with maximum intensity, a sense of exuberance, tempestuousness or soaring ecstasy. These elements in her music have attracted and stimulated number of choreographers and video artists to create their own new works upon her music. Thus Sungji has collaborated with Professor Kim Giblisco [choreography: Kim Giblisco, Deconstructing Joy (Missa Lumen de Lumine)], the Universal Ballet Company [video: Seo-ou Choi & choreography: Yeon-ok Baek, Le Miroir des Eaux (Missa Lumen de Lumine)], video artist Dimitris Bourdoglou [video: Dimitris Bourdoglou, Spirit] and the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet company [Choreography: Stasa Zurovac, Kiklos].
   
         
         
    NEWS - First Prize Winner of Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung & Magistralia Competition.    
         
       
   
First Prize Winner
of the Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung Composition
'Mystic' for chamber ensemble and two male voices was awarded to the First Prize at the Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung Composition. The prize consists of 4000 euro and the winning composition will be first performed at the Gasteig on 21st of June 2013 in Munich, Germany. The jury were Dr. Bernd Redmann, Univ. Prof. Ernst Ludwig Leitner and Univ. Prof. Herbert Lauer man.

Venue: Gasteig, Munich
Date: 21 June 2013


Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung
Gasteig


First Prize Winner
of the Magistralia Competition for Musical Creation for Women Composers
'Operatic Breaches' for Symphony Orchestra was awarded to the First Prize at the IV Magistralia Competition for Musical Creation for Women Composers. The prize consists of 2500 euro and the winning composition will be first performed by the OFIL orchestra in Oviedo, Spain.

The IV Magistralia Competition for Musical Creation for Women Composers, organized by the Magistralia Foundation, will be completed with the prize winner's concert. The jury, consisting of Anna Bofill, Carmen Cecilia Pinero, Diana Diaz, Leon Wioletta Zabek, and presided over by Alessandra Bellino.


These are the words that the jury wrote about the work:
"The women of the jury find the winning work very brilliant and, although it does not show an innovating language, the main idea of the work is developed with clarity. Starting from a rich in color orchestral spectrum, in which the dynamics to obtain precise and meticulous sound effects are enhanced, allowing to create an atmosphere that shows her control over writing for an orchestra."

Orchestra: OFIL orchestra
Hall: Auditorio Principe Felipe
Concert: 30 August 2013

Magistralia Foundation, IV Magistralia Competition
Auditorio Principe Felipe

   
           
       
    Last updated in March 2013
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