John Hong profiles Mariella Haubs and Jocelyn Zhu, two Juilliard-trained violinists who mastered the art of asking in seeking to serve refugees worldwide with Concerts for Compassion.
About John Hong
John Hong, a trained clarinetist warmly reviewed as a “deft solo player” by the Chicago Tribune and praised for performing “with aplomb” by The New York Times, is a lifelong devotee of amplifying the narratives behind classical music, whether in print or through performance. Hong has performed for Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart festival and the American Ballet Theatre, and appears in both audio and video during the fourth season of the Emmy-winning TV show Mozart in the Jungle. He served as Copywriter for National Sawdust, conceived and co-wrote the weekly National Sawdust Log newsletter, and holds a Master of Music diploma from The Juilliard School.
Entries by John Hong
You Should Be Following: Weixiong Wang, a Juilliard-trained clarinetist turned recording-studio entrepreneur, whose Skillman Music has served clients from Lang Lang to Logic.
Extending a conversation brought into focus by a Twitter ban, John Hong talks with composers Shelley Washington and Gemma Peacocke about sexist interactions with purported male allies.
Theresa Kim’s drive, ingenuity, and passion to provide young musicians from around the globe with quality training and a chance to collaborate led her to found International Music Sessions, a flourishing festival.
You Should Be Following: Darren Creech, whose pursuit of a boldly queer performance practice helped him to develop entrepreneurial skills and a virtuosic knack for the art of asking.
In our newest You Should Be Following profile, John Hong speaks Ken Kubota, a cellist whose YouTube series has earned nods from major magazines, pop artists, and even movie studios.
National Sawdust Log’s John Hong shares his uniquely informed insights about the new fourth season of Mozart in the Jungle, which debuts Feb. 16 on Amazon Prime.
You should be following Wynton Grant, a conservatory-trained violinist whose crash course in personal finance helped him become a Los Angeles homeowner at 25.
Composer Paola Prestini, co-founder and artistic director of National Sawdust, will be one of three women from the New York area to be formally recognized by the National Organization of Italian American Women on January 17.
Twice a month, the National Sawdust Log takes a closer look at the new age, interviewing musicians who are using unconventional methods to climb the ladder.