An artist of considerable flare and charm, who possesses an abundance of musical energies and discipline to fulfill the obligations of such a life work. -Joyce Robbins
VIOLINIST, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
CHEHO was invited to perform at the Second U.S. Presidential Inaugural Luncheon in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama as first violinist of Eastman String Quartet, with the attendance of First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, the Cabinet, former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Members of Congress.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, CheHo has performed at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall, The United Nation and The White House, to classrooms and hospitals across the globe.
CheHo started at the age of ten as a solo violinist and solo boy soprano when he made his debut touring Helsinki, Frankfurt, Prague and St. Petersburg. He has then made appearances throughout the United States, Asia and Europe, in which he has been heard at venues namely the Tchaikovsky State House-Museum Concert Hall, the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatory of Music, the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
CheHo made his New York solo debut at Merkin Concert Hall after winning Top prize at the 2013 New York International Artists Violin Competition. He has also been featured in various media worldwide including WQXR, NBC, iHeart Radio, HuffPost, about.me, WXXI-FM, MediaCorp Channel Singapore, and Cable Television Hong Kong.
An enthusiast of all things culture and arts of all kind, CheHo has had the chance to work with exquisite talents from around the world since moving to New York City after college. He is passionate about promoting this collective experience to all, as well as creating ways to make it accessible.
Inspired by the film Seymour: an introduction directed by Ethan Hawke, CheHo co-founded 'The Quintessential' - an initiative that brings audience and performers together in a direct and intimate setting, and supports emerging artists by featuring their works in curated-live performances.
CheHo plays on a c.1737 Giovanni Battista Gabrielli.