C u r r i c u l u m   V i t a e

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PhD in Composition, The University of York, York/UK.
Prof. Nicola LeFanu / Prof. Thoma Simaku / Prof. John Stringer



MMus in Composition, The Royal Academy of Music - The University of London, London/UK.
Prof. Paul Patterson / Prof. Robert Saxton



Bachelor in Composition, SuhHanyang University, Seoul/Korea.
Prof. Kyungsun Suh

W o r k s h o p s  /  M a s t e r c l a s s e s / R e s i d e n c y


I-Park’s Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency, East Haddam (CT)/USA.

Collaborative exchanges of ideas, numerous readings sessions and 2 concerts in Old Lyme (CT) and New York City.


Peter Eotvos Contemporary Music Foundation, Herrenhaus Edenkoben/Germany.
International Mastercourse and Workshop for conductors and composers with Peter Eotvos and Zsolt Nagy.


Voix Nouvelles Composition Course, Fondation Royaumont, Asnieres-sur-Oise/France.
with Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey and Theo Loevendie.



Darmstadt, The 41st International Summer Course for New Music.


Ensemble Resonanz, Conducted by Florian Pestell, Darmstadt/Germany.



National New Composer’s Forum, The Orchestra of Opera North, conducted by John Carewe, York/UK.



New Music Players Workshop with James Wood, The New Music Players, conducted by John Stringer, York/UK.


Northern Sinfonia Workshop, Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Baldur Bronmman, Newcastle/UK.


String Quartet Workshop with Anthony Gilbert, International String Quartet Festival 2000.
Archinto Quartet, Royal Northern College, Manchester/UK.


BBC Singers Workshop, The Royal Academy of Music, London/UK.

P r i z e s  / D i s t i n c t i o n s

Sungji Hong has received 45 distinctions for her compositions: First Prize (13), Second Prize (3), Third Prize (2), Honorable Mention (6), Finalist (5), grants (7) and scholarships (9).

[ 1 s t    P R I Z E S ]
2013      Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung 2013 - Composition, Vienna/Austria.

2012      IV Concurso Internacional Magistralia, Fundacion Magistralia, Oviedo/Spain - [1 among 51 submissions].

2011      In Nova Musica Competition, Centre cultural La Llacuna, Andorra la Vella/Principat d' Andorra.

2011      The 1st Ilshin Composition Prize, Ilshin Foundation & The Seoul Spring Festival, Seoul/Korea.

2010      The International Composition Competition 'Jesus Villa-Rojo', Guadalajara/Spain.

2007      The European Competition of State Conservatory of Thessaloniki 2007, Thessaloniki, Greece - [3 among 55 submissions].

2005      Brave New Works Composers Competition, Ann Arbor (MI)/USA - [2 among 156 submissions from 22 countries].

2004      The Temple Music Composition Prize, London/UK - [1 among 200 submissions].

2004      2003-2004 Season Crwth Composition Competition, The Alauna Ensemble, Swansea/UK.

2003      The International Competition for Original Ballet Music, ISCM World Music Days-Slovenia 2003, Ljubljana/Slovenia.

2003      The 5th Montserrat International Camera Music Composition Competition, The city council of Montserrat, Valencia/Spain.

2003      Theodore Front Prize, International Alliance for Women in Music, Maryland/USA.

2002      ACL Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize, 2002 Asian Contemporary Music Festival, Seoul/Korea.

[ 2 n d    P R I Z E S ]
2011      Synthermia International Contemporary Music Competition, Municipal Theatre, Thermi/Greece.

2008      The 2008 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award Competition, Urbana (IL)/USA - [3 among 292 submissions].

2007      Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition for composing, Athens/Greece - [3 among 55 submissions].

[ 3 r d    P R I Z E S ]
2011      Composition Contest Franz Liszt for piano & orchestra, Weimar/Germany.

2005      CHAMBER MUSIC SEINAJOKI 2005 Composition Competition, Seinajoki/Finland.

[ M E N T I O N S ]

2018      The National Flute Association, Newly Published Music Competition, Honorable Mention, Soaring for solo flute-Tetractys Publishing.


2017      Etymos Ensemble | Call For Scores, Special Mention, Lucca/Italy.

2006      The Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest 2006, Honorable Mention, Dearborn (MI)/USA.

2006      The 8th International Composer's Competition, Jihlava 2006, Honorable Mention, Prague/Czech Republic.

2005      New York Treble Singers 2005 Composition Competition, Special Mention, New York (NY)/USA.

2003      Look & Listen Festival Prize 2004, Honorable mention, New York (NY)/USA.

[ F I N A L I S T ]
2012      5th Johann Joseph Fux Competition for Opera Composition, The Province of Styria, Graz/Austria.

2009      Intercultural ONIX International Composition Competition, Michoacan/Mexico - [9 among 146 submissions].

2005      Pierre Schaeffer 2005, V International computer Music Competition (category: Instrument and tape), Pescara/Italy.

2005      University of Aberdeen Music Prize 2005, Aberdeen/UK - [5 Finalists among 400 submissions from 13 countries].

2002      Ensemble Eleven Young Composers Competition 2002, Manchester/UK.


G r a n t s  / S c h o l a r s h i p s

Sungji Hong received a Young Artist Grant (2007) to give her portrait concert with Ensemble TIMF from Arts Council Korea and several travel grants from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Germany (2011), France (2010) and Ireland (2009) to attend concert series, portrait concert and festivals. While she was studying in England, she received a travel grant from the PRS Foundation and British Council. Also she has received full grants (course fee, Lodging and meals) to attend the International Mastercourse and Workshop in Herrenhaus (2009) and the 41st Darmstadt International Summer Course (2002) in Germany.

[ G R A N T S ]
2014      New Music USA, Project Grant, New York (NY)/USA.
              Project Grant to compose a new work for flute and electronics to be performed by Carla Rees at the London Forge.

2011      Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Germany, the Korean Cultural Centre in Berlin.
              Travel Grant to attend the Weimarer Spring Festival for Contemporary Music 2011.

2010      Embassy of the Republic of Korea to France, the Korean Cultural Centre in Paris.
              Travel Grant to attend the Festival Champs Libres.

2009      Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Ireland, Travel Grant to work with the Ensemble Concord, Dublin/Ireland.

2006      Arts Council Korea, Grant for Portrait Concert, Seoul/Korea.

2003      The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Travel Grant for ISCM World Music Days 2003, Seoul/Korea.

2003      The PRS Foundation and British Council, Travel Grant for ISCM World Music Days 2003, London/UK.

[ S C H O L A R S H I P S ]
2009      International Mastercourse and Workshop for conductors and composers in Herrenhaus Edenkoben,
              Scholarship for the course fee, Lodging and meals in Herrenhaus, Edenkoben/Germany.

2003      CFAMC Scholarship, The Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, New York (NY)/USA.

2002      Scholarship from the 41st Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, Darmstadt/Germany.

2002      British Chevening Scholarship, The British Council, Seoul/Korea.

2001      Vinson Award, The University of York, York/UK.

2001      BCC Scholarship, The Scholarship Foundation of BoonDang Central Church, Sungnam/Korea.

1999      Manson Award, The Royal Academy of Music, London/UK.

1999      Foundation Award, The Royal Academy of Music, London/UK.

1998      Leverhulme Composition Award, The Royal Academy of Music, London/UK.

C o m m i s s i o n s

2019      Sounds Modern, New work for flute and piano to be performed by Sounds Modern at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth (TX)/USA.


2018      The National Flute Association, to write a piece for the 2020 NFA Young Artist Competition in Dallas (TX)/USA.

2018      Sarah K Watts, New work for Bass Clarinet to be performed by her during her recital in UK.


2018      Daegu Contemporary Music Festival, New work to be performed by Ensemble Mosaik at Chamber Hall, Daegu/Korea.


2017      Phidias Trio Tokyo, New work to be performed at Hall 60, Tokyo/Japan.


2016      UMS 'n JIP, New work to be performed at the Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich/Switzerland.        

2015      Sounds Modern Trio, New work to be performed at the Voertman Hall, Denton (TX)/USA.

2015      The Music Department’s 50th anniversary weekend, New piece to celebrate 50th anniversary at the University of York, UK.

2015      The 10th Seoul Spring Festival, New piece to celebrate 10th anniversary in Seoul, Korea.

2014      Carla Rees, New work for flute and electronics to be performed by her during the Rarescale Concert series in London, UK.

2013      Lorelei Ensemble, New piece for women’s voices to be performed by Lorelei Ensemble in Boston, USA.

2011      Ensemble cross.art, New piece for their project “cross.art 400”! in Stuttgart, Germany.

2011      The Pharos Foundation, New work to be performed at the International Contemporary Music Festival in Nicosia, Cyprus.

2010      Soyeon Kim, New work for her piano recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris, France.

2008      Keumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, New work to be performed by violinist Hae-Sun Kang at the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Korea.

2008      The 19th Takefu International Music Festival, New work to be performed by Next Mushroom Promotion.

2008      The Darmstadt New Music Festival 2008, New work to be performed by Duo Konflikt.

2007      Foundation for Universal Sacred Music - [6 Selected from over 100 proposals].

              The Lord is my Shepherd to be performed by The New York Virtuoso Singers in New York.

2006      Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, New work to be performed by Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

2005      Tongyeoung International Music Festival 2007, Monolithous to be performed by Masan Philharmonic Orchestra.

2005      Ensemble TIMF, Animato di piu for 8 instruments to be performed by Ensemble TIMF.

2004      Fromm Music Foundation, Harvard University, Shades of Raindrops to be performed by Ensemble TIMF.

              - [10 Selected from 207 proposals].

2004      The International Isang Υun Music Society, Descending flow to be performed by Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin in

              Konzerthaus, Berlin.

2004      Tongyeoung International Music Festival 2005, String Quartet No 2 to be performed by Arditti String Quartet.

2003      MATA-Music At The Anthology, Pater Noster to be performed by Vox Vocal Ensemble

              - [4 Selected from 256 proposals].

2002      The University of York, The Light of the World -12 solo strings to be performed by the University Chamber Orchestra.

2002      Trio Mediaeval, Missa Lumen de Lumine - three women’s voices for their next CD release (ECM Record 028947630210).

2001      Sarah Watts, Formation of the Black Arrow-solo Bass Clarinet in Bb.

2000      Spitalfields Festival, Aube for13 instruments to be performed by Manson Ensemble.

2000      The Royal Academy in London for Arvo Part Festival, London/UK.

1999      Melinda Maxwell, The Annunciation-oboe and percussion for her CD release (Dutton CDLX7139).

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