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Rosa Hong

Vancouver, Surrey BC | V6B 3L4 V3R1R1

About me

German trained, Korean born Canadian Pianist Rosa Hong holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of British Columbia under the tutelage of Dr.Sara Davis Buechner, a Künstlerische Ausbildung degree (Masters of Music) with a perfect score at her entrance audition and a Solistische Ausbildung degree from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen, where she studied with Prof. Tomislav Nedelkovic-Baynov and graduated with high honours.

As a virtuoso soloist, Rosa Hong has performed across Canada and Europe, and made her solo debut recital at the Schloss Kirche in Bad Homburg, Germany in 2002, followed by solo recitals in Ravensburg, and Tübingen, Germany.

Known for her sensitive sound and virtuoso technique, Rosa has appeared as soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Clyde Mitchell, Bramwell Tovey and Tania Miller, the White Rock Symphony Orchestra, the University of British Columbia Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Bruce Dunn, the Shumen Philharmonic Orchestra in Shumen, Bulgaria under the direction of Ivan Iliev and the orchestra ‘arcademia sinfonica’ under the direction of Dietrich Schöller-Manno in Trossingen, Germany.

First prize winner in the 6th International six to eight hands piano competition in Marktoberdorf, Germany, with her Piano Trio, Rosa has also received Special Prize at the XIX Concurso Internacional de Piano de Ibiza, Spain, and numerous First prizes at Provincial and National Competitions such as the Canadian Music Competition, BC Provincial and National competitions.

Through the years, Rosa has appeared in masterclasses with some of the most distinguished musicians such as Boris Berman, Ruth Laredo, Marc Durand, Lee Kum Sing, Krystof Jablonsky, David Dubal, David Moroz, John Perry, Jerome Lowenthal, Dr. Thomas Hecht, Mikhail Voskresensky and Professor Johann van Beek.

While residing in Germany, not only as a solo concert pianist but also as a chamber musician, she gave several performances with the Vancouver Piano Ensemble and the Baynov Piano Ensemble both in Canada and in Germany. In 2008, Rosa performed with the Balingen Orchestra in a concert of 4 pianos with Orchestra with the Baynov Piano Ensemble, under the direction of Dietrich Schoeller-Manno. In 2011, she was invited to performed with the Vancouver and Baynov piano ensemble at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and appeared in many concerts with the Ensemble throughout the cities of Germany, including Tuttlingen, Besigheim, Villingen, Trossingen and Donaueschingen.

Education and Accreditation

Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance- University of British Columbia under Dr.Robert Silverman and Dr.Sara Davis Buechner

Künstlerische Ausbildung (Masters of Music) in piano performance- Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen under Prof.Tomislav Nedelkovic-Baynov

Solistiche Ausbildung (Konzertexamen) in piano performance-Staatliche Hochschule Musik Trossingen under Prof. Tomislav Nedelkovic-Baynov

Associate Teachers Diploma of Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT Teachers)
under Edward J.Parker

Associate Performers Diploma of Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT Performers)
under Edward J. Parker

Adjudicator of BC Conservatory of Music Festivals 2012



more than 10 years


$60 & up


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Teaching location

Teachers Studio




Alfred Method
BC Conservatory of Music
Bastien Method
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught


Type of students

Young Adults