Five Questions with 2021 Awards finalist Sam Hong

Sahun Sam Hong is first up for our profiles of the 2021 American Pianists Awards finalists, but he is no stranger to the competition. From our first online chat in 2016 to his beautiful performance of Rach 2 at the 2017 Awards finals, Sam made an indelible impression. Here is an update from his new home in Boston:


Mark May 31 on your calendar for live conversation and music with Sam in American Pianists Awards Live from the Bench!

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