Pierce started learning the violin when he was 2½. Now 15, he is a freshman at the Stanford Online High School and a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), Pre-college Division, where he studies with Ms. Alena Tsoi. Most recently, Pierce appeared with Symphony Parnassus, Solano Symphony, and Saratoga Symphony as soloist. At age 10, Pierce was a guest on NPR’s From the Top nationally syndicated radio program (show #284) and on Backstage Pass with Christopher O'Reilly and Sir James and Lady Galway. When he was 11, Pierce performed the third movement of the Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1 in F major with the Fremont Symphony. Pierce is a member of The Bach Trio with Josephine Chan, piano, and Ryan Har, cello. The trio was recently awarded first prize in the American Prize Competition for Chamber Ensemble, High School Division.
Prior to joining Ms. Tsoi's studio, Pierce studied with Prof. Wei He and Mr. Davis Law at the SFCM, and Mr. Andy Liu in Saratoga.