Violin & composition

Alice Hong


1 hour lessons

45 minutes lessons

Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, Alice Hong is an international award-winner both as a violinist and composer. She was featured on CBC’s 2018 edition of “30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30” and has appeared as a composer-performer for the Atlanta Symphony’s Conversation of Note series with Robert Spano.

As a violinist, Alice has toured with Lincoln Center Stage, with which she has performed in 28 countries, and has performed in the violin sections of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic and The Atlanta Opera, among others. In the summer, she performs as a section violinist of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. Alice has also performed her own compositions at venues and events such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Spoleto Festival USA, and Heifetz on Tour. As an avid chamber musician, Alice has performed alongside esteemed musicians such as James Ehnes, Frans Helmerson, Mihaela Martin, Jonathan Crow, New Orford String Quartet, and Barry Shiffman, among others. Her performances have been featured on CBC Radio, WABE 90.1 Atlanta and WSMR 89.9 Tampa. 

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As a composer, Alice’s pieces have been performed and recorded by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Niagara Symphony, Georgian Bay Symphony, Ludwig Symphony Orchestra, CIM Symphony Orchestra, Amersfoort Youth Orchestra, and principal members of the New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Canadian Opera Company, Rolston String Quartet and Cypress String Quartet. Her works have won multiple awards from the ASCAP Morton Gould Awards as well as first prize at the International Keuris Competition, Carl E. Baldassarre Composer-Virtuosi Competition, NorCal Viola Society Commission Contest, Pikes Peak Composition Competition, and third prize at the 2021 „Steirischer TonkünstlerBund“ International Composition Competition and at the 2018 Lands End Ensemble Composition Competition; they have been performed throughout the United States, Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden and China. She has also been a commissioned composer and composer-in-residence for festivals such as Toronto Summer Music and Lövstabruks Kammarmusikfestival.


Alice earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto under the private tutelage of Jonathan Crow, as well as a Master of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as a Dorothy R. Starling Foundation Scholar studying with Cho-Liang Lin and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music with David Updegraff.