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Cho Hongky

Cho Hongky completed his Ph.D as a Scholar of Western and Korean Music. From 1990-94, Hongky studied at The Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music where he developed his knowledge of music pedagogy before accepting a professorship at Seoul Arts College, Suwon’s Women’s College. His work as an instructor, vocal trainer, and art director of various choirs has won him numerous awards including a Gold Medal at the 1st Choir Olympics held in Austria in 2000 and a semi-final finish in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Choir Competition (2001). Representing Korea on the international stage, Hongky served as the Vice-President of the Korean Federation of Choral Music and President of the Korean International Choral Association. His work promoting music and cultural exchange across the globe has earned him awards such as the Pro Cultural Hungarica Award, the Future of Europe Award, as well as an International Culture Award from the International Cultural Association. Hongky’s knowledge in music pedagogy and choral direction has made him a highly sought after keynote speaker, presenter, and lecturer. He has been invited to speak in symposiums and adjudicate choir competitions in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, Hong Kong, the U.K., and Hungary. Today, Hongky is the Director of the Korean Kodaly Society where he is committed to the project of promoting music and culture through the Kodaly Method.