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Abigail Hong

Guest Musician

Born in Cherry Hill, NJ, violinist Abigail Hong is in her doctoral studies at the CUNY Grad Center with Mark Steinberg. She graduated with her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School and was awarded a Benzaquen Career Grant and graduated as the Presser Foundation Scholar of her undergraduate class at The New England Conservatory. Abigail won top prizes at the Fischoff and Plowman Chamber Music Competitions as a member of the Ivani Quartet. Abigail taught at City College Academy of the Arts in the Bronx, Harvard University’s Quad Chamber Music Program, and the Music Advancement Program at Juilliard for the past three years. She has been involved with Music For Food in New York City and Boston for the past eight years, serving many roles as an Artist Performer, Core Concert Manager, and Outreach Coordinator at the Women’s Lunch Place Shelter in Boston. Abigail’s recent performances include world premieres by Thomas Ades and Rebecca Saunders as Concertmaster of the Verbier, Lucerne, and Spoleto Festival Orchestras. Most of Abigail’s summer season is spent in Europe where she has performed in the Berlin Philharmonie, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, KKL Luzern, Rudolfinum, Kölner Philharmonie, and many others. Abigail has performed at festivals and with ensembles including Norfolk, Yellow Barn, Taos, A Far Cry, Phoenix, Music@Menlo, and Pablo Casals, and will perform this season with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, and Baltimore Symphony. Her teachers include Amy J. Lee and Soovin Kim, and most recent studies are with Catherine Cho. Abigail plays a 1996 Mario Miralles violin and Benoit Rolland bow on generous loan from the Maestro Foundation.