Friday, September 28, 2012

Guest Artist Young-Hyun Cho: Biography

Dr. Young-Hyun Cho is a uniquely versatile pianist, appearing frequently as orchestral soloist, solo recitalist, and chamber musician. As a featured soloist, she as appeared with the Eastman Symphony Orchestra, the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, Holland Symphony Orchestra, and The University of Texas at Arlington Orchestra.

  Dr. Cho has won prizes in international and national piano competitions, including the Eastman Concerto Competition, the Harrison Winter Piano Competition, the KBS Music Competition, the Music Association of Korea Competition, the Seoul Arts Center’s Orchestral Festival Soloist Music Competition, and the Joong Ang Times Music Competition. She received a Certificate of Artistic Achievement from Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, for which she is frequently invited to return as a guest artist to perform at their concert series. She was one of the prizewinners for the 2005 Louisiana International Piano Competition, where she was later invited to return as a featured performer and speaker for their opening ceremonies in 2009.

  As an active chamber musician, Dr. Cho’s collaborative repertoire is consistently marked by a demanding repertoire and a diversity of musical styles. She was selected as a member of the Eastman Chamber Music Society. She was active as a graduate assistant in accompanying and was repeatedly nominated for the Excellence in Accompanying Award. Dr. Cho has collaborative coaching experience with various pianists, instrumentalists, and singers, such as Jean Barr (piano), Oleh Krysa (violin) and Mikhail Kopleman (violin).

Dr. Young-Hyun Cho currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Cho received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music of University of Rochester, a Master’s degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University.

  Dr. Cho is a dedicated educator, having held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland. She gave a master class at the Texas Music Teachers Association and was invited to teach at the Berlin International Music Festival and Academy. She has also presented master classes and recitals at various U.S. colleges and universities as well as Yonsei University and German Embassy in Seoul, Korea, German Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, AUA Auditorium in Chiang Mai, Thailand, University-College Sedaya International in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, World Piano Conference in Serbia, and Regensburg University in Germany.

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