Emily Jihee Sonn
Emily Jihee Sonn, age 17, is a junior at Memorial High School in Houston, Texas. She began learning violin at her age 7 in South Korea. After moving to the U.S. at 11, she continued studying with Ella Burgerenko, Michelle Choi and Jiyeon Min. Currently, she is under the instruction of Katrina Bobbs Savitski. At school, she has been a member of Honor Orchestra, directed by Danielle Prontka and Matthew Chen. She could experience ensemble music in addition to orchestra music for several years. Furthermore, she joined Houston youth symphony for 4 years from 5th grade. During the summer, she attended 2016 Texas String Camp and 2018 Credo Music Camp and Conservatory Audition Workshop. As an active soloist, she won the 2018 Clear Lake Symphony concerto competition. Also, her solo performances both in district and in state have ranked in outstanding performance for past two years. In addition, she has played two times as a concert master in region 27 concert and joined 2017–2018 all state orchestra concert. Outside of music, Emily likes listening to K-pop, watching Korean broadcasting and spends her time with family, friends and her cat.