Rising star Riyehee Hong’s debut recording was made on the Taylor and Boody organ of York Springs, PA. Their opus 12 (1986), the organ is a small two-manual instrument that is beautifully voiced and balanced to the room acoustic. Riyehee’s program is all-Baroque, with works from Reincken, Schildt, Bruhns, Sweelinck, Bruna, Homilius, Stanley, Handel, and of course J.S. Bach.
Riyehee Hong has enjoyed an international career as an organist and choirmaster, practicing her craft in Massachusetts, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, France, and Spain. She has extensively performed in Europe and the United States, including several programs of music of the German Baroque of the 17th and 18th centuries performed on historically significant organs. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Houston, Moores School of Music, where she was a student of Robert Bates and completed a dissertation on the late-18th-century “Post-Classical” French organ composer Guillaume Lasceux.
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