Paloma So started learning piano at the age of four and violin at five, and made her debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in February 2014 playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 5. Later that year she was invited to perform as a soloist at the G20 Gala Dinner in Australia. Since then she has also performed with the Fujian, Guangzhou and Berlin Symphony Orchestras as well as with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2016 she was invited to perform at the Interlaken Music Festival in Switzerland. She currently participates in the Interlaken masterclass with Prof. Zakhar Bron.
Paloma won the second prize in the “17 and below age group” at the prestigious 13th International Wieniawski Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin, Poland in 2015. The following year, when she was 10, she won first prize at Novosibirsk Violin Competition, the youngest participant in the history of this competition. Paloma played Bruch Violin Concerto at the Berlin Philharmonie in November 2016. This May, she performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing and Xian. Her maturity and exceptional musicality have earned her critical acclaim and positive audience response. In November 2017 Paloma will also perform Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto no. 3 at Cadogan Hall in London and the Berlin Philharmonie. Other performances will take place at The Esplanade Singapore, Kawasaki Concert Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall and Taipei National Theatre, where she will appear as soloist with the China Philharmonic Orchestra 2017 Tour of Asia.