YOLA at HOLA Music Instructor
Angela Kong was born in China in 1991 and began learning the violin at the age of four. In 2003 she emigrated to New Zealand with her family. She began studying with Dimitri Atanassov in 2007. A year later she became the deputy concertmaster of the Macleans Symphony Orchestra as well as the featured soloist for a number of performances, including the Singapore Tour (2008) and KBB competition (2009).
In 2010, Angela attended the University of Auckland to major in classical violin performance, with an NZQA music scholarship. She began studying with Elizabeth Hollowell in 2010 while completing her Bachelor of Music, and was awarded a Lilburn Trust Performance Award in 2012. In 2015, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching from the Longy School of Music, Bard College. She is currently a Teaching Artist at the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at HOLA and Young Musician’s Foundation.
Angela has performed in several masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians, such as Elizabeth Wallfisch, Feng Ning and Firmian Lerner. In 2015, she performed as one of the featured soloists at the coronation of His Majesty, King George Tupou VI of Tonga, an event attended by many world dignitaries, including the Crown Prince of Japan and members of European royal families. In 2016, she also performed at a fundraising concert organized by Michael Dukakis, the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts. Angela also performs regularly with her chamber group, Trio 626.