Coco Yanan Hu
Coco Yanan Hu is a former cellist of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra before she moved to US. She now serves as the principal cellist for the Dana Point Symphony Orchestra. Coco also performs as a substitute cellist for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, she often works as a recording artist. She is currently a faculty member of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at La Sierra University. She also teaches at Vienna Music Institute in Irvine as well as giving private lessons to aspiring young cellists in Orange County. She holds a master degree of cello performance from Xi’an Music Conservatory where she studied with Xiaoying Han. She received her music performance diploma from La Sierra University studying under professor Pin-Fei Tang. Previous teacher also includes Albert Roman who is the former principal cellist at Basel Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. She also has played with renowned artists in both performance and master class settings. Artists include Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Martin Chalifour, Ning Feng, Steven Ansell.
Ms. Hu continues to lead an active career as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist. She has also been invited to judge multiple competitions and teach at music festivals such as Sunshine International Music Festival, Satori Strings Competition… In an interview with Dana Point Times, Ms. Hu described her music career as a “journey filled with passion, persistence, joy and love of music.”