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Chloe Hong

Chloe Hong

Assistant Principal

  • Former Principal Cellist of The Juilliard School Orchestra and Verbier Festival Orchestra
  • First prize winner of the American String Teacher’s Association and Violoncello Society Scholarship Auditions in Los Angeles

Originally from Southern California, Chloe Hong began a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer at the age of eight. She subsequently received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick. Chloe joined the Colorado Symphony as Assistant Principal in 2019.

At the age of eleven, Chloe made her solo debut with the South Coast Symphony. She has appeared as the soloist with the Torrance Symphony, Peninsula Symphony, Montecito Festival Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. Chloe was a prize winner of the Hellam Young Artists Competition and first prize winner of the American String Teacher’s Association, the Young Stars of the Future audition, the Edith Knox Concerto Competition, and the Los Angeles Violoncello Society Scholarship Auditions. She has performed in masterclasses for artists including Jean-Guihen Queyras, Frans Helmerson, Ronald Leonard, Ralph Kirshbaum, and János Starker.

Chloe’s passion for orchestral and chamber music has led her to perform in some of the great halls of the world including Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Segerstrom Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. Her interest in chamber music has led her to study in prestigious programs such as the Colburn School’s Ed and Mari Chamber Music Institute and the Perlman Music Program. Her piano trio, the Angeles Trio, was featured at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2010. Chloe performed several times for Juilliard’s Chamberfest program from 2015-2019. She performed a world premiere for Chinese composer Gao Weijie’s “Si Shu” that was commissioned by the Juilliard School for the Focus! 2018 festival. In 2019, she performed Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings with dancers in “D Man in the Waters” by Bill T. Jones. She has had the opportunity to collaborate and receive lessons from esteemed musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Don Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, Joseph Kalichstein, Vivian Weilerstein, among others.

Prior to joining the Colorado Symphony, Chloe served as principal cellist at the Verbier Festival Orchestra for three summers, where she had the privilege to work with renowned conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Fabio Luisi, among others. She was principal of the Juilliard School Orchestra where she served under the batons of Alan Gilbert and John Adams. Festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Chloe is currently a member of the Front Range Chamber Players and frequently performs in the Englewood Arts concert series in Colorado.