Born in Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Armee Hong obtained her bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University. During her high school and college years, She won the concerto competition and the chamber music competition and had made appearances at the important concert venues in Seoul such as Seoul Arts Center and Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Later Dr. Hong went to Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music for her master’s and doctoral degrees as a merit award recipient under the guidance of Professor Mark Kaplan. Dr. Hong also studied baroque violin with Professor Stanley Ritchie who is regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of baroque and classical violin.
Dr. Hong attended numerous music festivals and master classes throughout Europe and Asia. She was selected to Canton International Summer Music Orchestra Academy 2006 as a first section violin and had toured with Pianist Martha Argerich, under the baton of Maestro Charles Detoit. She also attended Great Mountain Music Festival, Pyungchang, Korea in 2012 as a scholarship recipient.
Dr. Hong Moved to New York City in 2012 and until 2020 she taught and performed actively in NJ- NY area. She was the concertmaster of Underwood Foundation Orchestra, and the assistant concertmaster of New York Classical Symphony Orchestra, a member of New York Classical Camerata. Dr. Hong gave her baroque violin debut recital in Seoul, Korea in 2012 and she made a recital debut at Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center in March, 2015 and at Carnegie Hall in July, 2016. Dr. Hong also made solo appearances with New York Classical Symphony, union city philharmonic and Society of Hackensack Artists (SoHA).
Dr. Hong was the former vice president and string faculty of New York School of Music and Arts, the co-director of New York Classical Youth Orchestra, the vice president of Leo Management, and the chief editor of Magazine “La Musica”
Dr. Hong currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband and daughter. Dr. Hong serves as a board member and a judge for international competitions such as east coast international competition, New York artists international competition, national artists competition, Manhattan international competition and New York international music concours.