"Julie Hong is a flutist of remarkable virtuosity, and a most eloquent and expressive musician." – Jeanne Baxtresser, Former Principal Flutist of the New York Philharmonic
Highly recognized for her mature and masterful expression, Julie Hong is an unexampled flutist and a passionate educator, empowering the audience with a distinct level of musical empathy and resonance. With extensive performance experience on various prestigious concert stages, including Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, The Appel Room in Lincoln Center, and Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Julie has won numerous competitions including the Carnegie Mellon Concerto Competition, Second Prize at the New York Flute Club Competition, Top Prize at the Korea Music Education News Competition, Grand Prize at the ABN Music Competition, and Second Prize at the Korea International Music Concours.
As an avid soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, Julie currently serves as principal flutist of the New Jersey Sinfonietta and has performed regularly with the New World Symphony, Camerata Notturna Orchestra, and New York Flutists. She acted as principal flute in major orchestral works, including Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and Russian Easter Overture, to name a few. Julie performed as a soloist with the New Jersey Sinfonietta at the Merkin Concert Hall in Lincoln Center and a recital at the Baruch Performing Arts Center hosted by the New York Flute Club.
During the summers, Julie performed in prestigious music festivals in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Korea, including the National Repertory Orchestra, Orford Music Festival, and the Tanglewood Institute. She has played for world-renowned flutists in masterclasses, including Ian Clarke, Michel Debost, Mathieu Dufour, Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, Robert Langevin, Stephanie Mortimore, Michael Parloff, Marina Piccinini, Elizabeth Rowe, and many more. Her principal teachers include Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Keith Underwood, Judy Grant, Nancy Stagnitta, and So-Young Lee.
Julie holds a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University, where she received the Harry G. Archer Award for Graduate Performance Excellence, the award in recognition of a single top performer among graduate students in all music departments in the class year, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Mannes School of Music as a recipient of merit-based scholarship. Prior to college, she attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. In her earlier stage, she was a Young Artist at the Boston Flute Academy and the Seoul Arts Center Prodigy Academy. Julie serves on the faculty at the New York Music School and pre-college faculty at the Atlantic Music Festival. She has taught in private and public schools in New York City, including Corpus Christi School and P.S.184 in Manhattan.