A native of Seoul, Korea, oboist Grace Hong enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She had the honor of performing with the Chicago Symphony for their 2008 European tour under maestro Bernard Haitink, the LA Opera’s Ring Festival LA, and as a guest artist with Prairie Winds Quintet. Grace has appeared at the Colorado College Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and Festival Mozaic WinterMezzo Series in San Luis Obispo, CA, and the Aspen Music Festival as a New Horizon Fellow.
Grace is a dedicated educator, currently serving on the faculty of DePaul University, Concordia University Chicago and the New Music School. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory, Roosevelt University and Depaul University under the tutelage of John De Lancie, Louis Rosenblatt, James Caldwell, Robert Walters, Jelena Dirks and Eugene Izotov.
Grace lives in Chicago with her husband and beautiful daughter, Isabella.
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Work and Projects
- Supporting Teaching Artist at Teen Living Programs
- Faculty member of the New Music School