Mei Hotta, cello

Hometown: Torrance, CA

Meet Mei

Mei appeared on Show 386 in Beverly Hills, California on March 4, 2020. She previously performed on Show 341 from Los Angeles, California in June of 2017.

Show 386 bio:

Mei Hotta (cello), 17, hails from Torrance, California where she is a junior at Golden Valley Charter School. She previously appeared on From the Top when she was 14. Mei studies with Sarah Koo at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts. One of Mei’s favorite experiences was performing alongside Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl. Outside of music, Mei loves digital art, crafting polymer clay, watching ice skating, and watching Japanese comedy shows.

Show 341 bio:

Mei Hotta (cello), 14, is a homeschooled eighth grader from Torrance, California, and studies with Sarah Koo. Mei’s favorite musical experience was participating in the Piatigorsky Cello Festival in May 2016, where she performed in a workshop for young students and also joined in a mass cello orchestra with world class cellists like Mischa Maisky and Sol Gabetta. Mei also loves drawing and crafting.

Listen to Mei

Show 341, Los Angeles, CA
Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), with Christopher O’Riley, piano and “Orbit” for Solo Cello by Philip Glass (b.1937).

Show 386, Beverly Hills, CA
Piano Trio, Mvmt III. Capricious by Reena Esmail with Peter Dugan, piano, and Vijay Gupta, violin