Angela Kong was born in China in 1991 and began learning the violin at the age of four. In 2003 she immigrated to New Zealand with her family.
She began studying with Dimitri Atanassov in 2007. A year later she became the deputy concertmaster of Macleans Symphony Orchestra as well as the featured soloist for a number of performances including the Singapore Tour (2008) and KBB competition (2009).
In 2010 Angela was accepted to the Bachelor of Music Degree majoring in classical violin performance at the University of Auckland with an NCEA music scholarship.
Angela has been an active member in university musical activities. She has been a member and second violin leader of the University Symphony Orchestra and University Strings Ensemble, performed as a soloist at the University Graduation Ceremony, and performed in several masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians such as Elizabeth Wallfisch, Feng Ning and Firmian Lerner. She is currently studying with Elizabeth Hollowell for a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical violin performance.
Angela was awarded a Lilburn Trust Performance Award in 2012 from the University of Auckland.
(Updated December 2012)