Eric Shih Koh

Eric Shih Koh

Eric Shih Koh began his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) in 2015. His current and former instructors at SFCM include Amy Chiu (piano), Natasha Makhijani (violin), Heidi Hau (piano), and Yi-Fang Wu (piano).

In 2019, Eric joined the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra (YPSO) where he plays the violin, piano, and celeste. As a violinist, in addition to YPSO, Eric has performed with the New England Conservatory Summer Orchestra Institute, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Korean-American Music Supporters’ Association (KAMSA) Youth Symphony Orchestra, and University of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

As a pianist, Eric has won awards for his solo, duet, and duo performances, including the YPSO Concerto Competition, U.S. International Duo Piano Competition, United States Open Music Competition, United States International Music Competition, International Grande Music Competition, Bellagrande International Music Competition, Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin, WPTA Finland International Piano Competition, ENKOR International Music Competition, Junior Bach Festival, East Bay Music Foundation – Chamber Music Festival, Bay Area Creative Foundation – Creative Youth Celebration, American Protégé International Concerto Competition, American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition, International Music & Arts Society – Olympia Competition, US New Star Music – Two Pianists (Duet & Duo) Competition and Competition by Composer, American Fine Arts Festival Competition, Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, Golden Key Music Festival Competition, and piano competitions hosted by the Private Music Teachers Association of Iowa.

His early studies began at The Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, Iowa with Lauree Christman (piano) and Diane Dahl-McCoy (violin).

You can find Eric’s 2023 Winter Music Competition piano performance here.