In August, Sahun (Sam) Hong (GPD ’15, MM ’17, Piano) won the 2017 Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. He won the joint second prize (no first prize was given) with Do-Hyun Kim. Hong will return to Verbier next year for a debut recital. In the final round, he performed solo pieces by Ravel and Chopin and also Dvorak’s Piano Quintet with the Gringolts Quartet. Sejoon Park (BM ’12, AD ’17, Piano) was also a finalist in the competition. The final gala concert is available online.