Dr. Diane Hong
D.M.A. University of North Texas / M.M. / B.A. The Juilliard School
Dr. Diane Hong received her Bachelor and Master of Music from The Juilliard School in New York, and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas. At the National Conservatory of Music and Drama in Hannover, Germany, she studied the Violin Performance Studies. Dr. Hong concertizes extensively all over the world including Bangkok, Osaka, Tokyo, New York, Toronto, California, Kiev, Nice, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hannover, Seoul and many more. She also performed in Weill Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Center, LG Arts Center and Kumho Recital Hall. The international music festivals she has attended and performed include Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Mozarteum Music Festival in Salzburg, Austria, Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, Hampton-Sydney Music Festival in Virginia, Nice Music Festival and Colmar Music Festival in France.
Dr. Hong is not just a performer but also an educator. Her passion for teaching the next generation brought her to the Music Academy at Seoul Arts Center as a faculty. She was an adjunct professor at Dankook University, Sookmyung Women’s University, Chugye University of Music and Arts, Sunhwa Arts School and Sunhwa Arts Highschool, Plano East High School in Texas and as a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas during her doctoral study. Dr. Hong has released several CDs, including the most recent album, ‘Anton Eberl Violin Sonatas’, which was the world’s first recording of the violin music of Eberl in London, UK, in 2018, and two string quartet CDs as the leader of her quartet. Dr. Hong had also worked as a composer and producer for film music and introduced world music as a radio anchor at 99.1 Kuk-ak FM with her ‘Click to the Art World’ program. During her free time, Dr Hong plays with the church praise band and improvises on the violin. She also composes praise songs whenever a new melody pops up in her mind. As an avid traveler who loves meeting new people and learning about new cultures, Dr. Hong is excited and eager to contribute her experiences as well as artistry to the APIS Community.