Beginning from classical music then switched to jazz world with the professional experiences in piano performance more than 30 years, I possesses not only a profound repertoire in both classical and jazz genre, but also interprets the music from both perspectives in my performance.
“With a confident, graceful tone and a smart harmonic sensibility...with his harmonic concept at its most sophisticated, it’s the record’s best evidence that Hon has a promising career ahead of him in this music.”
— ALL ABOUT JAZZ
I am a New York based pianist, composer and arranger. I've performed in various formats of concert including solo piano, chamber music, collaborative piano, jazz ensemble, jazz orchestra, and contemporary music band with singers. As a pianist and band leader, I've performed in many music venues in New York including Steinway Hall, Club Bonafide, Rockwood Music Hall, ShapeShifter Lab, Tomi Jazz, Williamsburg Music Center, Tishman Auditorium, Queensborough Performing Arts Center Theatre, The Provincetown Playhouse, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, and others. My debut jazz trio album "Before Dawn" featuring Billy Drummond, was released in 2018 with positive media reviews.
Doctor of Piano Performance, UT Austin
Master of Jazz Studies, New York University
Adjunct Instructor of Jazz/Pop Piano, New York University
Steinway & Sons Official Educational Partner
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9 ReviewsEndorse Francis Hon Music
Even though I had insufficient music theory understanding, Francis was willing to work with me and was super attentive to my vision for the song. When I first listened to Francis's arrangement, I was left speechless, for it not only fitted perfectly with all of my demands but it went beyond my expectations and basically reshaped the project and offered it the song a new color. Thank you Francis! Can't wait to continue to work with you on this project.
Francis is a brilliant musician. Everything he played fit elegantly into my composition. There was timely communication and he delivered on all my technical requirements. The job was completed ahead of schedule while also providing exquisite musicianship. Thank you Francis!
Francis is a fantastic and prodigious musician with great feeling and emotion in his playingLooking forward to working with him again.
Beautiful arrangement to an old Christmas song with beautiful jazz elements added to it to spice of the piece.
Francis was great to work with! He handled the project very well and delivered the project on time. He sent a great demo and multiple versions of the finished product. Highly recommend, and would work with again!
Francis is a master and his work is masterful!
Francis is an amazing Pianist and Composer. He completed the work quickly and was very professional.
Francis is very professional, responsive and punctual. Above all he is also a talented pianist who brought my recording to next level, really happy for having him.
I worked with Francis many times in recording session and live performance, he is not only a great pianist but also very knowledgeable about various music genres/styles, chord progression, and theory. All these can be heard in his works of playing and improvisation, highly recommended!