Kento Hong, violin

Hometown: Scarsdale, New York

Meet Kento

Kento performs on Show 441.

Kento Hong (violin), 17, was born in New York and started his violin studies at age 6 in California under Aimee Kreston. At age 7, he made his orchestral debut in Los Angeles and has been a student of the Juilliard pre-college division since age 10. He continues to study under Dr. Ann Setzer at the Juilliard School. Kento is a fourth prize laureate in the 2021 Menuhin International Violin Competition and a finalist in the 2022 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Violin Competition. He has also won first prizes in numerous competitions, including the Chicago International Competition and The Camarata Artists International Competition, and is a scholarship recipient of the Meadowmount School of Music. He performed in several major venues in New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Alice Tully Hall. He has performed with Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Maxim Vengerov and the Oxford Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He has participated in master classes and had lessons with Anne Akiko Meyers, Paul Kantor, Almita and Roland Vamos, Joseph Lin, and Elmar Oliveira.

Listen to Kento

Show 441
Slavonic Fantasie in B minor by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) , arr. Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)