PQ Master Piano Practice Trainer
BM, New England Conservatory of Music
MM, The Juilliard School
DMA, Boston University
CPianist Rebecca Hong was born in China and marks herself as a prize-winner in many international piano competitions. Her awards highlights include the gold medal of 2020 Paderewski International Piano Competition; second prize of ASMF Piano Concerto Competition; first prize of Ameri-China International Music Foundation Piano Competition in 2013; first prize of New England Conservatory's Piano Honors Competition; third prize of 2012 Oberlin Cooper International Piano Competition, China Zone, as well as the first prize of YAMAHA Piano Competition, 2011. Actively enrolled in the piano field, Ms. Hong has appeared on concert stages throughout China, Europe, and the United States with her exceptional musical sensitivity and sense of performing.
Her had more than 30 solo recitals in China and United States. She had performed in Salzburg Mozarteum, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Chinese-Austrian diplomatic relationship. She also held solo recitals at NEC’s Williams Hall, Juilliard’s Paul Hall and Morse Hall, Gulangyu Concert Hall in China, the Recital Hall of China Conservatory of Music, and the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing. In terms of her exceptional musical talent, Ms. Hong was a recipient of the "Beijing Government Scholarship," a government scholarship giving to students who have eminent abilities. Besides, Ms. Hong was one of the 25 talented pianists, selected in an international competition to receive a full award attending the "Piano Texas International Academy & Festival" in 2016. She was also given the "New Horizons" fellowship and full-scholarship to participate in the Aspen Music Festival in 2018.
Ms. Hong has sought for a specific way to bond different music cultures together. Besides of presenting Western piano works, she immersed herself in performing Chinese piano music. As the presenter of Chinese piano works, Ms. Hong has performed a large numbers of Jianzhong Wang, Wang-hua Chu, Chengzong Ying's works that combine the Chinese music with western compositional techniques. The unique project brought her performances in many concert halls, such as the Forbidden City Concert Hall and the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, even on the stages of the western countries. Ms. Hong also advocates for chamber music. She was a founder of the Animato Trio, with the violinist Liu Cong Feng and Jennifer Su. They performed at NEC's 2017 Chamber Music Gala in Jordan Hall and Boston's Women Plaza for the "Music for Foods" project in 2017.
Originally from Xiamen, China, Ms. Hong began her piano study at the age of seven, under the guidance of Weiming Li, and she continued her studies with Wei Zhang at the Middle school affiliated with the China Conservatory of Music. Ms. Hong received the Bachelor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory, where she was awarded "Pi Kappa Lambda Nominee," and she received Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School with Hung-Kuan Chen, and currently a Doctoral candidate at Boston University.