Hannah Jeong, cello

Hometown: College Station, Texas

Meet Hannah

Hannah performs on Show 444.

Hannah Jeong (cello), 17, lives in College Station, Texas. She started playing cello at age four with Meredith Blecha-Wells and studies with Brinton Averil Smith. Hannah has actively participated in music competitions from a young age, winning the 2020-2021 Texas State Junior Strings MTNA competition and receiving third place at its national level. In 2021, she placed third in the Houston International Music Competition, won first prize in the Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition, and won the Houston Civic Concerto Competition, providing her the opportunity to perform with the Houston Civic Symphony and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra in their Annual Children’s Concert. Most recently, she performed with the Symphony North of Houston as the winner of the Symphony North of Houston Youth Concerto Competition. Additionally, Hannah was featured on the ViolinChannel as a part of the Meadowmount School’s Live-Streamed Recital series in both 2021 and 2023, and participated additionally in their Benefit Concert series.

Hannah is also an avid orchestral and chamber musician, most recently having performed at Carnegie Hall as a member of the 2023 New York String Orchestra Seminar and ranking first at multiple Texas All-State events in their Symphony Orchestra division. She was a dedicated member of the Houston Youth Symphony, upholding membership in both their orchestral program and chamber music program from 2018-2023. Currently, Hannah serves as the Founder and Regional Director of the Back to BACH Project’s College Station Chapter.

This summer, Hannah will be attending the Aspen Musical Festival as a recipient of the Aspen Fellowship award. Hannah has attended and performed in various other summer music programs including the International Cello Institute (ICI), Stringwood Chamber Music Festival, and the Meadowmount School of Music, from which she was given various opportunities to participate in masterclasses featuring cellists such as Johannes Moser, Ralph Kirshbaum, Thomas Mesa, Natasha Brofsky, and Colin Carr.

Besides cello, Hannah actively enjoys other hobbies including arranging and transcribing pieces, drawing her friends in musical notation, and baking.

Listen to Hannah

Show 444
Sonata for Cello in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2 - I. Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)