Sherry Hong

lake shore symphony orchestra violin soloist from the indianapolis symphony orchestra
1001 arabian nights, april 2, 2017

Violinist Sherry Hong was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She was raised in the Chicago area where she began her violin studies at the age of three. She has studied at the University of Michigan and La Schola Cantorum in Paris, France. Her teachers include Cyrus Forough, Paul Kantor, and Jean Lenert. Sherry is currently a member of the first violin section of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Before joining the ISO in 2007, Sherry performed as a freelance musician in Chicago with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's contemporary MusicNOW Series, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and various ensembles in the area. She was a member of the Grant Park Orchestra and a former concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

Sherry has performed in Europe and Asia, both as a recitalist and with a symphony orchestra.  After attending festivals and summer masterclasses all over France, she was inspired to move to Paris in 2005 to continue her studies. Offstage, Sherryloves cooking, golfing, fine dining, and going on adventures. She enjoys a wide variety of music from classic rock to indie dance pop, with a particular affinity for the music of Phish. She performs on a violin crafted by Camillo de Camille in 1734.