Cellist, Philip Jeong, was born in New York, USA in 2009 and began his career at the age of nine. He has studied with Sylvia Seunghee Kang who is the pupil of David Soyer. Mr. Jeong made his first solo appearance at the age of 12 at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall. In 2022 he played J. Haydn CELLO CONCERTO No.1 in C Major 1st Movement Moderato with Gwinnett County Youth Symphony as a winner of Gwinnett County Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. In addition, he has been invited to play the entire concerto of Saint-Saëns CELLO CONCERTO No. 1 in A minor, Opus 33 as a winner of AlphaSo Concerto Competition.
Mr. Jeong won numerous concerto competitions and international music competitions in the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. As a competition winner, he was selected to perform at the Beethoven House in Bonn (Germany), at the Carnegie Hall in New York (USA), and at Teatro Studio, Parco Della Musica in Rome (Italy).
As a chamber musician, Mr. Jeong attended Emory Youth Chamber Program in 2021-2022 and was instructed by Vega String Quartet members. He performed Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor No. 1 Op.49 and the 1st movement of the Beethoven Piano Trio Op.11 with violinist Claire Cho and pianist Nathan Liu. His chamber team was invited and performed at the Chamber Music Concert at the Nacoochee Culture Center in North Georgia as well. In addition, in 2022 Mr. Philip has been invited to join a concert called “CelloMania” at the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in NC. He will perform a Bach Suite C-Major, the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, the Swan, and the Rachmaninoff Vocalise.
Philip Jeong has performed as a principal cellist at various Orchestras including Gwinnett County Youth Symphony.
You can find Philip’s 2022 Spring Music Competition cello performance here.