Artist Bio

Fiona Huang, cello

Cellist Fiona Huang, 15, studies with Jonathan Koh at the Pre-college Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Fiona has soloed with the HNU Orchestra and the Temple Hill Symphony. In 2021, she appeared on NPR’s "From the Top" show #402. She was previously invited to perform at the Presidio Concert Series in San Francisco and the Junior Bach Festival. Fiona has won first prizes in competitions including MTNA State, Burlingame Music Club, DVC/HNU Competition, US International Music Competition, MTAC VOCE SF, and KAMSA. She has also received top prizes at the MTNA Southwest Division, MTAC VOCE State, CalASTA State, Pacific Music Society, Bay Philharmonic, and Houston International Music Competition. In 2022, she was selected to compete in the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, which was scheduled to be held in China. As a winner of the Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Competition and the Hill Concerto Competition, Fiona will be soloing with the Palo Alto Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestras this spring. Fiona has participated in summer festivals including Chamber Music Northwest Young Artist Institute, Heifetz PEG, and Tateuchi Institute of Music. She has also played in masterclasses and lessons for David Finckel, Peter Stumpf, Natasha Brofsky, Brinton Smith, Dmitri Atapine, Horacio Contreras, Amir Eldan, Thomas Mesa, Andrew Mark, Brannon Cho, and Zlatomir Fung. As an avid chamber musician, she is a member of Young Chamber Musicians and California Music Preparatory Academy. She is passionate about bringing her music to senior living homes and hospitals, and enjoys photography and soccer outside of music.