Kevin Song, cello

Hometown: Irvine, California

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Kevin was the Norquist Soloist Award Winner of San Diego Youth Symphony’s  ’18-’19 Concerto Competition.

Meet Kevin

Kevin appeared on Show 371 in La Jolla, California on April 13, 2019.

Kevin Song (cello), 16, lives in San Diego, California and attends Torrey Pines High School. He currently studies with Ms. Sarah Koo Freeman. At age 9, he made his solo concert debut performing David Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody with the Fullerton College Orchestra. Since then, he has appeared in venues around the world including Austria, Germany, Estonia, Finland, and Russia. In 2016, Kevin was featured as a soloist on From the Top. Kevin is an assistant principal cellist in the San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS) and the 2018-19 winner of the SDYS Ovation Concerto Competition, and will perform as a soloist with SDYS in June 2019. This summer, he has been invited to join the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. In his free time, Kevin teaches cello to individuals with special needs, folds origami, and enjoys time with his family and friends.


Kevin performed on Show 331 in Honolulu, HI, on December 2, 2016, and his bio for that show is as follows:

Kevin Song , 13, is from Irvine, California, and attends Sierra Vista Middle School and studies cello with Sarah Koo. He was the American String Teacher Association solo finalist for 2013, and performed for the Irvine Unified School District Board Presentation for Excellence in Education Enrichment as a result. He also placed first in the Los Angeles Violincello Society competition, and participated in a master class with Ralph Kirshbaum. In his free time, he likes to play Pokémon, fold origami, tinker with small machines, and read up on Greek mythology.

Listen to Kevin

Show 371, La Jolla, CA
II. Très vif from the Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Show 331, Honolulu, HI
"Le Grand Tango” for Cello and Piano by Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992), with Christopher O'Riley, piano

Show 371, La Jolla, CA
Primavera Porteña from "The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)