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Enyuan Khong - Violin


Enyuan Khong is currently holder of the Ivy Sharp Scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she is completing a Master Degree under András Keller. She graduated with First Class Honours and a college prize for academic achievement from Jesus College, Oxford, reading German. Her teachers have been Thomas Brandis, with whom she studied in the Musikhochschule Lübeck, Stephan Picard, Felix Andrievsky, Lorraine McAslan, Lutsia Ibragimova and Katherine Loynes.

As an active solo and chamber musician, Enyuan performs regularly in venues across London and the UK, including the Barbican Hall. She also performs and takes part in festivals in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the Czech Republic, Singapore, and most recently at the Oxford Chamber Festival, funded by a German Academic Exchange Service scholarship and an MBF Geoffrey Shaw scholarship. She has performed as soloist with the Jenaer Philharmonic, Sound Collective Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic, and Millennium Orchestra. Among her coaches and masterclass teachers are Eberhard Feltz, Simon Rowland-Jones, Paul Roberts, Charles Owen, Alasdair Tait, Caroline Palmer, Matthew Jones, Richard Lester, the Takacs Quartet, Emerson Quartet, Endellion Quartet, Gould Piano Trio, as well as Carole Presland and Ursula Smith, with whom she collaborated in a performance of Brahms’ B Major Piano Trio in Milton Court Concert Hall. Enyuan also recently worked with pianist-composer Thibault Charrin, premiering his Sonata for Violin and Piano at St James, Piccadilly.

Among Enyuan’s prizes are the Ivan Sutton Prize, St James Prize, and string section finalist in the Royal Overseas League Competition, London 2012. She was also awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction. Enyuan played in the European Union Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkernazy in 2013. At Oxford, she wrote on a range of subjects for the student newspaper Cherwell and literary journal Spleen. Enyuan is very grateful for the generous support of Liz and Mike Wheatley, as well as the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust.

submission March 2018