Born in Shanghai, China, 20 years old. Sihao is a Sophomore cellist currently attending the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, where he studies with Julie Albers and Hans Jorgen Jensen. As a soloist and chamber musician, Sihao has won many renowned competitions. Most recently, he won the first prize of the 2013 Gaspar Cassando International Violoncello Competition held in Hachioji, Japan. He was also named co-grand prize winner of the American String Teachers Association’s 2013 National Solo Competition.