Allan Hon

Cello

Allan Hon

Praised for his lush, professionally robust string sound and a finely tuned sense of pitch,
cellist Allan Hon enjoys a multi-faceted career, from concert recitalist to chamber and orchestral
musician, and has performed for audiences in Asia, Europe, Canada, and North America. A
prizewinner in many competitions, he is a strong advocate of chamber music, and is the cellist of
the Zelter String Quartet, the Gold Prize winner of the 2021 Chesapeake International Chamber
Music Competition. He has also performed with some of the leading artists in today’s society, such
as Nicholas McGegan, Yayoi Toda, and the Attacca String Quartet. Allan has worked with groups
such as the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and Cantata Profana. He also serves as a substitute
cellist for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and was
also a part of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo, Japan,
for their 2015-2016 season.

Beyond classical music, Allan is also active in the studio scene, performing on soundtracks
such as Encanto, The Orville, Kingdom of Hearts 2.5 ReMIX, and Final Fantasy XV. He has also
performed with Video Games Live, as well as with Herencia Flamenca, where he performed
flamenco shows alongside accomplished singers, dancers, and musicians from Spain and
Venezuela. Allan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice
University, where he studied with Desmond Hoebig, a Master of Music and Master of Musical
Arts degree from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Aldo Parisot, and a Doctor of
Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music,
where he studied with Andrew Shulman. When he’s not playing the cello or partaking in musical
activities, he loves exploring new places and looking for the next tastiest brew.