BIO Alpin Hong- Classical Pianist

Music Director of Riverside Arts Academy and KidMagnet!

Graduate of UCLA from NewJersey then transplantedto LA

Julliard School of Music

Family : Wife andTwochildren-  wife isan ENTPhysicianatRMC.

Resides in Riversidefortwoyears.

Whirlwind American tours and performances across the globe have earned pianist Alpin Hong the reputation as a modern day Pied Piper. From Walt Disney Hall to the White House, his combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet.

Rooted in extensive classical training and a background in extreme sports, martial arts, and video games, Mr. Hong is a creative force unmatched in his vitality and charisma. The New York Times called him a pianistic firebrand in a review of his standing-room only New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The Idaho Statesman said, “Hong cut a magnetic physical presence and charmed the audience with engaging, powerful movements that were fun to watch. Throughout the piece he and the orchestra showed a wonderful give and take.” The Santa Barbara News Press hailed him as “a tour de force. Mr. Hong evoked a kind of Beatlemania when he came on stage. What a showman! What a musician!” His ability to captivate young audiences prompted the Ocala Star-Banner to call him “Classical for the iGeneration”.

Recent performance highlights include the world premiere of his collaboration with The Flying Carpet Theater, Chasing Chopin. A daring mashup of autobiographical storytelling and dazzling piano performance, this extraordinary production will be performed at Lincoln Center in New York City during the 2015-2016 season. His recent debut with Maestro William Intriligator and the Dubuque Symphony electrified the audience in a no-holds-barred performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. His third studio album Myths and Legends featuring works by Mussorgsky, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and Chopin was released to rave reviews. His collaboration with rock bands Crushed Out and Harrison Fjord redefined the classical concert.

Hisgoal isto implementRiversideFirstYouthOrchestratargetingunderprivilegedkidsthroughthe City’saffiliation calledthenationalprogram , called the HarmonyProject.

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