Brian Hong

Korean-American violinist and violist Brian Hong has performed as soloist with such
orchestras as the Juilliard Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony, American Youth Philharmonic,
Chesapeake Orchestra, US Army Orchestra, National Philharmonic, and the Springfield
Symphony. A dedicated chamber musician, Mr. Hong’s festival credits include Marlboro,
Yellow Barn, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Taos
School of Music, Kneisel Hall, and the Perlman Music Program.


Mr. Hong is gaining recognition for his thoughtful and empathetic approach to teaching,
joining the esteemed faculty at Bard College Conservatory of Music as a violist in Fall 2022.
As a guest artist, he has taught private lessons, public masterclasses, and chamber
coachings on both violin and viola at George Mason University’s Reva and Sid Dewberry
Family School of Music, Missouri State University, and the Juilliard School. He has also
taught live virtual masterclasses for the Joven Camerata de El Salvador as well as the Edward Said National Conservatory of Palestine through the Project: Music Heals Us – Novel Voices Distance Learning Program.


Mr. Hong is a graduate of Juilliard’s Artist Diploma program under the guidance of Laurie
Smukler and Catherine Cho. As a Fellow of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, he performed
in a variety of venues in New York City and abroad, as well as maintaining a two-year
teaching-artist partnership with Celia Cruz High School for Music in the Bronx. Mr. Hong
also holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School, where he was awarded a prestigious
Kovner Fellowship.


Mr. Hong is a co-Artistic Director of NEXUS Chamber Music Chicago in Illinois, an artist-
driven collective of musicians whose mission is to make classical music culturally relevant through live concerts and multimedia content. In his spare time, Mr. Hong can be found
brewing espresso or single-origin pour-overs at his home coffee bar.

Guest Artist

Brian Hong


Bard College Conservatory of Music