Dong Yeol Hong
As an active performer, cellist Dong Yeol Hong has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Korea National Orchestra and Moscow Pre-college Chamber Orchestra. Also, he collaborated with Elizabeth De Mio. He participated in international music festivals such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival and Russia Chamber Music Festival. Dong Yeol Hong has claimed top prizes of the Korea National Symphony Orchestra International Competition, Korea Youth Competition, Second Prize of the Moscow Pre Conservatory Ensemble Competition, Moscow Conservatory International Competition, Moscow Conservatory Contemporary Competition, and CBS Korea Broadcast International Competition. Mr. Hong started his Bachelors program at the Moscow Conservatory, and then he moved to the United States, he earned his Bachelor’s degree at Cleveland Institute of Music. Mr. Hong earned his Master’s at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His major cello teachers are Maria Tchaikovskaya, Alan Harris, Stephen Geber, Melissa Kraut, and Peter Stumpf. Mr. Hong will be starting his Doctoral degree at Cincinnati College-Conservatory with a full scholarship under the guidance of Alan Rafferty.