Ward Virts Concert Series: Zachary Mowitz and Sahun Sam Hong

October 30, 2022
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room 104

Ward Virts Concert SeriesZachary Mowitz, cello and Sahun Sam Hong, piano
Zachary Mowitz, cello and Sahun Sam Hong, piano

October 30  |  3 p.m.  |  Free Admission

Sahun Sam Hong

Praised as an “artist of enormous prowess” (Verbier Festival Newsletter) with “lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom” (New York Concert Review), pianist Sahun Sam Hong brings his colorful style and riveting energy to the solo, chamber, and concerto stage.

Hong was the winner of the 2017 Vendome Prize at Verbier and received 2nd prize at the 2017 International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna. He was also a recipient of a 2021 American Pianists Award, and a finalist in the 2018 International German Piano Award and 2017 American Pianists Awards.

On the roster of Young Steinway Artists since 2010, Hong has been featured as a guest soloist with orchestras including ORF-Vienna, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York, Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony. He has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, Église de Verbier, Merkin Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

Zachary Mowitz

A native of Princeton, N.J., Zachary Mowitz made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in July 2018 as the winner of the Greenfield Competition. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018, where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley and served as principal cello of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. During the 2018/19 season, Mowitz played in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra as guest principal cello. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the tutelage of Gary Hoffman and will be performing at the Marlboro Music Festival in 2022.

Mowitz has also performed for series and festivals such as Gstaad Menuhin Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, Perlman Music Program, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Chesapeake Music Festival, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Taos School of Music, and Music from Angel Fire. In 2019 he co-founded ensemble132, a chamber music collective that presents innovative programs of their own exciting, original transcriptions of classical masterworks, paired with staples of the traditional chamber music repertoire. Valuing versatility and flexibility, ensemble132 presents a new combination of artists for each program, creating a fresh and uniquely energized experience with every concert.


Arts Council of Calvert County
Anne & George “Stovy” Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts

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