Kong Xianlong, born into a musical family in Singapore in 1996, started violin lesson at the age of 4 with his grandfather. In 2007, he won the Second Prize in the Junior Category at the National Piano & Violin Competition of Singapore and subsequently the First Prize in both Intermediate and Senior Category in 2009 and 2011. He also performed Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra in the Esplanade Concert Hall under the baton of Darrell Ang. In the following year, he won the First Prize in the senior category and the best Chinese work prize at the 2012 Hong Kong International Violin Competition.
His solo appearance includes collaboration with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, performing the Mozart Concertone for Two Violins in Beijing, April 2015. He was selected to join the Young Artist Programme at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore at the age of 15 during his studies in Dunman Secondary School. He has had lessons with world-renowned violinists such as Cho-Liang Lin, Tong Weidong, Wang Hong, David Takeno, Keng-Yuen Tseng, Kam Ning, Walter Verdehr, Boris Kuschnir, and Shlomo Mintz. He also performed in the President’s Young Performers Concert playing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Xianlong has recently graduated from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore in 2019, and has been under the tutelage of Qian Zhou since 2009.
Xianlong is currently a member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He performs on a 1737 Camillus Camilli of Mantua.