Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, Alice Hong is an international award-winner both as a violinist and composer. She was included on CBC’s 2018 edition of “30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30” and has been featured as a composer-performer in the Atlanta Symphony’s Conversation of Note series with Robert Spano.
As a violinist, Alice is a member of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and has performed in the violin sections of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, and the Atlanta Opera, among others. She has also toured with Lincoln Center Stage to 28 different countries and has 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.
As a composer, Alice’s pieces have been performed and read by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Niagara Symphony, Georgian Bay Symphony among others, and principal members of the New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Canadian Opera Company, and members of the Rolston String Quartet and Cypress String Quartet. She has been commissioned by festivals such as the Lovstabruk Kammermusik Festival in Sweden and Toronto Summer Music, as well as principal members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 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 along with the audience prize for the 2018 Lands End Ensemble Composition Competition; they have been performed throughout the United States, Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden, and China. She is currently a finalist for the Styrian Tone Arts Association International Composition Competition.
Alice earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto under the private tutelage of Jonathan Crow, as well as her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as a Dorothy R. Starling Foundation Scholar studying with Cho-Liang Lin and the Cleveland Institute of Music with David Updegraff.