Joseph Fong

Winner of Hoff-Barthelson Music School Flute Composition Competition Announced

Hoff-Barthelson Music School announced that Joseph Fong as the winner of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Flute Composition Competition. Fong’s composition “Suite Miniature” was unanimously chosen by the judges from among 38 submissions received from across the globe, including entries from the United States, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Brazil, Italy, and Mexico. The competition entries were judged anonymously before the winner was selected.

Despite not being a professional musician, Fong, a Bronxville resident and the proud parent of two HBMS students, has ardently pursued music composition as a lifelong passion. His musical prowess has garnered recognition in various North American and international competitions. Fong’s musical journey traces back to his piano studies with Gabriel Kwok in his hometown of Hong Kong, further solidified by a Licentiate diploma in piano performance from Trinity College London. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, obtaining master’s degrees in architecture and business administration. At Yale, he honed his skills in music composition under the tutelage of Jonathan Berger.

The winning composition, “Suite Miniature,” a captivating ensemble piece comprising three distinct movements, is set to make its world premiere at Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s highly anticipated Music of Our Time Festival on May 19, 2024. The performance, featuring the School’s Flute Clubs, will showcase Fong’s unparalleled creativity and mastery of composition.

In recognition of his exceptional achievement, Fong has been awarded a prize of $750.