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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

Cellist Chloe Hong joined the Colorado Symphony at the beginning of the 2019/20 Season as Assistant Principal Cello. She has previously served as principal of The Juilliard School Orchestra and Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Chloe Hong has made a name for herself as one of her generation’s most promising cellists. Originally from Southern California, Chloe began from a young age a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. She went on to receive her Bachelors Degree from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick. She also pursued her Masters Degree at the Juilliard School before joining the Colorado Symphony as Assistant Principal in 2019.

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

As a chamber musician, Chloe has had the privilege of performing and learning from acclaimed musicians. This past summer, she attended the Perlman Music Program where she performed with Donald Weilerstein of the Cleveland Quartet and received lessons from musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, Joseph Kalichstein, Merry Peckham, and Vivian Weilerstein. She participated in Juilliard’s annual Chamberfest for four years, where she worked with artists including Catherine Cho, Sylvan Sanford, Darrett Adkins, Samuel Rhodes, Jerome Lowenthal, and Fred Sherry.

Prior to joining the Colorado Symphony, Chloe served as principal cellist at the Verbier Festival Orchestra for three summers, where she had the opportunity to work with renowned conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Fabio Luisi, Valery Gergiev, Sir Simon Rattle, among others. She was principal of The Juilliard School Orchestra where she served under the batons of Alan Gilbert and John Adams. Chloe has appeared as a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and New York String Orchestra Seminar. Her 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.