Yan-Ho Cheng 鄭恩浩, Cello 大提琴
A native from Hong Kong, Yan-Ho Cheng started the cello with Ming-Yuen Cheung, Joliana Lai, Hiu-Lo Tung and later Prof. Ray Wang. After finishing his high school at La Salle College, he graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University with a Master degree in Cello Performance under the guidance of Peter Stumpf and Brandon Vamos . He has played in the masterclass of Gregory Beaver, Johannes Moser, Li-Wei Qin and studied with Thomas Landschoot and Felix Wang in other occasions.
As the founding cellist of Cong Quartet, he worked closely with the Pacifica Quartet and has received coaching or played in the masterclass from Arianna, Blair, Cavani, Dover, Rubens and Shanghai Quartet. He has also played with Jorja Fleezanis, Mai Motobuchi, Yuri Bashmet and Eric Kim. Recently he has won the Grand Prize in the 2019 Salzburg=Mozart International Chamber Competition in Tokyo with his quartet.
Also an active orchestral cellist, Yan-Ho was the assistant principal of the Chamber Orchestra at the Jacobs School of Music. He has also played with the Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He also worked as the assistant of Susan Moses at Indiana University String Academy.
Yan-Ho was a recipient of a few scholarships including the C.C.Chiu Memorial Fund, a full scholarship for his masters studies, C.F. Hu Postgraduate Memorial Scholarship, China Soong Ching Ling Foundation “Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry Music Fund” Scholarship and Li Po Chun Charity Trust Fund. He was also a prize winner in the cello concerto competition in the Hong Kong School Music Festival.
作為Cong四重奏的大提琴手，恩浩與四重奏在印第安納大學修讀弦樂四重奏研習班，跟太平洋四重奏學藝，亦跟艾里安娜四重奏、Blair 四重奏、卡雲尼四重奏、Dover 四重奏、上海四重奏等著名音樂家學藝和擔任助教。也曾與多位世界著名的演奏家包括俄國中提琴大師巴舒米、博羅梅奧四重奏中提琴手元淵舞和前明尼蘇達管弦樂團首席費珍莉絲等演出，並在2019年東京薩爾斯堡莫扎特室樂國際比賽中奪得冠軍。