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Paloma So is currently a student at Choate Rosemary Hall and Juilliard Pre-College. She studied music with Marianna Terteryan in Hong Kong and Natasha Boyarsky in London. She has been studying with Prof. Zakhar Bron at his masterclasses in Interlaken, Switzerland. In September 2019, she commenced her studies with Prof. Donald Weilerstein and Prof. Catherine Cho at Juilliard.

In February 2014, Paloma So made her debut with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. Later that year, she was invited to perform at the G20 Gala Dinner in Australia.

In 2015, Paloma won Second Prize in the 17-and-below age group, at the prestigious 13th International Wieniawski Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin, Poland.

In April 2016, she was invited to perform Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5 with Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. That same month, she was invited to perform at Interlaken Classics Music Festival, sharing the stage with David Garrett. She made her debut at Berlin Philharmonie, performing “Variations on an Original Theme” by Wieniawski. In May, she got First Prize at the 8th International Violin Competition in Novosibirsk, Russia as the youngest participant in history at the age of ten. In November, she was invited by Berlin Symphony Orchestra to perform the Bruch Violin Concerto at Philharmonie. She reappeared as a soloist with Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in their New Year concerts on 21st of December and 1st of January.

The year 2017 saw Paloma together with Maxim Vengerov performing Navarra with London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with China Philharmonic Orchestra and Xian Symphony Orchestra, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 at Cadogan Hall and Berlin Philharmonie, and Waxman Carmen Fantasy at the ‘Symphony Under the Stars’ concert with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. As the soloist of China Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 Tour of Asia, Paloma has performed Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 at Singapore Esplanade, Tokyo Kawasaki Concert Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall and Taipei National Theater. In December 2017 Paloma got the First Prize at the Moscow International Television Contest for Young Musicians “Nutcracker”.

In January 2018, Paloma performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra at their New Year Concerts in Bangkok. In April Paloma performed Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in Kunming with Nie Er Symphony Orchestra. At the same month she was invited by Russian Culture Channel to perform Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 at the 23rd International Musical Olympus Festival Gala and Closing Concert in St. Petersburg. That same month, Paloma was invited to perform at Trans-Siberian Arts Festival in Tokyo, along with Daisin Kashimoto and Vadim Repin. In July 2018, Paloma returned with China Philharmonic Orchestra to its Russia tour playing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In October, Paloma was invited to perform at XV International “Moscow meets Friends” Festival’s final concert. Additionally, she performed a recital in Shanghai International Arts Festival along with violinists Ning Feng and Stefan Tarara.

In March 2019, Paloma was invited to perform alongside Maxim Vengerov at Buckingham Palace. As a keen advocate of the environment, she was invited to perform at the Nature Conservancy Gala Dinner in Hong Kong, raising awareness and funds towards wildlife conservation. In April, she appeared with Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra with her debut of Sibelius Violin Concerto, and was invited to perform the concerto once again at Busan Maru International Music Festival, where her performance with Xiamen Philharmonic received great acclaim as well as the “Best Concert” award. In November 2019, she was invited to perform Bach’s Double Concerto with violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley at Musicus Society Festival Finale Concert in Hong Kong.

In October 2020, Paloma was invited to perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 at Beijing international Music Festival and her performance got excellent review by Strad magazine. In December, Paloma performed at the Yellow Lounge of Deutsche Grammophon in Shanghai, followed by New Year concert tour with China Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. 

On 26 January 2021, Paloma performed Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 at 2021 Youth Music Culture Guangdong conducting by Maestro Long Yu. Paloma was invited to perform with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at their season finale concerts on 2 & 3 July 2021.  Paloma was invited to perform at the Yidan Prize Awards Presentation Ceremony on 5 December 2021.

Paloma is invited to perform Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor with Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra on 24 June 2022.