Korean violinist Hee Sagong has been playing with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2014. She is a prizewinner at the Prinses Christina Concours, Inter Provinciaal Concours, and AMIS International Solo and Ensemble Festival, and has given solo recitals in different regions of the Netherlands, Germany, England, and the United States. In 2013, she performed at the Kennedy Center to represent the Eastman School of Music for the Conservatory Project. In the same year she also served as concertmaster of the NJO Symphony Orchestra to perform under the baton of Etienne Siebens in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Sagong began playing the violin at the age of seven, and was accepted into the preparatory program at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam at fifteen years old. She holds Bachelor of Music degree with distinction from the Indiana University and Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of music. In addition to her master’s degree, she was awarded the prestigious Performer Certificate and the Orchestral Studies Diploma. Currently, Sagong is on track to complete her doctoral degree at the Eastman School of Music, where she served as teaching assistant for Oleh Krysa from 2011 to 2014. Her major teachers include Oleh Krysa, Alexander Kerr, and Alla Kim.