Hong-Guang Jia, violin, received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China, and a Diploma from the International Manuhin Music Academy, Gstaad, Switzerland, where he was a student of Yehudi Menuhin. He also studied under Rafael Druian in the master's degree program at Boston University, where he received a full scholarship.
Jia joined the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal in 1987, and subsequently performed as second assistant concertmaster with the Orchestre. Previously he was a violinist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and served as concertmaster in the Tanglewood Music Centre Orchestra in the summers of 1983 and 1985.
As a solo artist Jia has performed in the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Central Opera Orchestra of Beijing, and toured with the Camerata Lysy Swiss chamber orchestra in Europe, Asia and South America. He also played with the McGill Chamber Orchestra (Montreal); the Enesco Octet, with Yehudi Manuhin and Alberto Lysy; the Lysy String Quartet; and in the Tanglewood Chamber Music Program.
Jia joined the PSO in November 1991.