Eric Shih Koh and Katie Shih Koh
Eric Shih Koh and Katie Shih Koh began their studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) in 2015. Their current and former instructors at SFCM include Amy Chiu (piano), Natasha Makhijani (violin), Heidi Hau (piano), and Yi-Fang Wu (piano).
As pianists, Eric and Katie have won awards for their solo, duet, and duo performances. Events include the YPSO Concerto Competition, Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, United States 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, Charleston 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.
As violinists, Eric and Katie are members of the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra (YPSO), and have 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. In addition to the violin, Eric also plays piano and celeste for YPSO. Separately, Katie has performed with the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) Junior High All-State Concert Orchestra.
Their early studies began at The Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, Iowa with Lauree Christman (piano) and Diane Dahl-McCoy (violin).