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Upcoming Concert


SO Season Finale Concert

Jun. 2, 2024 @ 2:30 PM
San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Jocelyn Pon

Graduating Senior Soloist Competition Winner


Jocelyn Pon, 17, started learning the violin at the age of 7 with Kaibin Li, and began studying the viola with Ying Zhao at 11. This is her seventh year as a member of the California Youth Symphony and her fifth year in the Senior Orchestra, where she is the principal violist. She is the current concertmaster of the Monta Vista High School Chamber Orchestra and has also been the principal flutist of the California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. In addition, she has performed with the California All-State Symphony Orchestra, attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, won first place at the United States International Music Competition, and often performs at local church events. Jocelyn enjoys spending her free time with her dog, Wawa, playing the saxophone and guitar, eating ramen, and playing Pokemon. She intends to study viola performance in college.

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