Eiline Tai, cello

Hometown: Irvine, California

Meet Eiline

Eiline performs on Show 427.

Eiline Tai (cello), 14, hails from Irvine, California, and studies with Sarah Koo at the Colburn School. She also complements her studies by often playing for Adrian Brendel and Claudio Bohorquez, and attending master classes with renowned musicians, including Gary Hoffman, Laurence Lesser, Ivan Monighetti, Paul Katz, Richard Aaron, Hans Jensen, Michel Strauss, Xenia Jankovic, Steven Doane, and Yegor Dyachkov.

Eiline has given numerous public performances internationally; she made her first appearance as a soloist with the Southern California Philharmonic at the age of ten. Eiline performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Zipper Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Jordan Hall in Boston, the Virtuoso Concert in Liechtenstein, the Rising Stars Concert in Canada, and the Cello Akademie Rutesheim in Germany. In 2020, Eiline was also chosen to participate the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival for the Young Cellists Workshop and the Mass Cello Ensemble at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Recently, 2022, Eiline was invited to solo with the Southern California Philharmonic, the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, and the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim.

Eiline has earned awards and recognition from the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, the WorldVision Music Contest, the Gastuv Mahler Prize Cello Competition, the France Music Competition 2020, the Edith Knox Performance Competition, the Southern California Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, the International Classical Competition, the Los Angeles Violoncello Society, the National Classics Alive Artists, the American Strings Teacher Association, and the Enkor International Music Competition. Eiline also received scholarships from Morningside Music Bridge, International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, and Orford Music Academy.

Outside of music, Eiline enjoys styling hair, designing clothes, and reading.

Listen to Eiline

Show 427
Sonata for Cello No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1 I. Andante - Allegro vivace, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)