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Organist RIYEHEE HONG pursues an extensive and active musical career in North America and Europe that includes concert performances, master classes, and lectures.  She has been invited to perform at La fête de la Pentecôte de Meaux, France; St. Paul Cathedral, Los Angeles, California (inaugural organ recital); and the annual meeting of the American Bach Society, where she played the complete “Art of the Fugue".  She was one of three organists to participate in touring performances of the complete organ works of Maurice Duruflé commemorating the hundredth anniversary of his birth, including performances at Stanford University Memorial Church.  

As a specialist in early Spanish and French organ music, Riyehee Hong has been invited to lecture at Bordeaux University III in Bordeaux, France, Florida International University in Miami, the Houston and South Jersey Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, and the Westfield Center Conference in Houston.  She has published on French Post-Classical organ music in Cahiers d’Artes consacré à Dom François Bedos de Celles, Bordeaux, France, and her study and edition of a hitherto unattributed 18th-century French organ manuscript has been accepted for publication by Wayne Leupold Editions. 

As a chamber musician on both organ and harpsichord, Riyehee Hong has founded and directed ensembles dedicated to 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, giving first performances of newly discovered works.  She has transcribed several violin concertos for organ and violin, participating as organist in performances of those works.

Riyehee Hong received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the Moores School of Music, The University of Houston; a Master of Music from Boston University; a Master of Divinity from Hanshin University, Seoul, Korea (focus on Liturgy and Music), and a Bachelor of Theology  from Yonsei University in Seoul (focus on Social Ethics). 

Riyehee Hong has served as Director of Music and Arts at the Episcopal Cathedral of Philadelphia, Visiting Scholar and Instructor in Organ at the University of Pennsylvania, Associate Organist of Marsh Chapel, Boston University, Music Director at St. Catherine of Siena in Martinez, CA, and Lecturer of Music History at the University of Houston. 

Her CD of North German Baroque organ music, performed on Taylor & Boody’s op. 12 organ (York Springs, Pennsylvania) was recently released by Loft Recordings, and is available for purchase through this website or by e-mail to riyehee@gmail.com


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