Hon, Allan

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.