WINNERS Debut Concert
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8 PM
Berlin Philharmonie Hall
Winner of 2019 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition
Hannah Cho, violin
Béla Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1
Isang Yun: Königliches Thema
Claude Debussy: Sonata
Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane
About the Artists
Violin virtuoso Hannah Cho’s music making speaks directly with the audience with an inner intensity wedded to a sense of dignity, poise and precision, all at the service of the composer. Music was the one constant in her life as she traveled the world from a young age and her repertoire reflects her curiosity and appreciation of different cultures.
Hannah is a top prize winner of the 2018 Schadt String Competition in the United States, 2018 Maurice Ravel Foundation Competition in France, and 2016 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition in China. She also advanced to the Semi-Finals at the 2018 International Violin Competition Premio Paganini in Italy and 2015 Boris Goldstein International Violin Competition in Switzerland.
She has been the soloist with the Aspen Philharmonic, Richardson (Texas) Symphony Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, and New York’s Riverside Orchestra. She has also presented recitals and other performances in New York, California, Virginia, Alaska and Hawaii, as well as abroad in France and the Netherlands. She was selected as a Student Artist in the Starling-Delay Symposium and has appeared on National Public Radio’s From the Top.
In addition to her solo endeavors, Hannah is an active chamber musician. She participated in Juilliard’s intensive ChamberFest twice and her quartet was selected to participate in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar in 2015. She has collaborated with artists such as Olivier Charlier, Yeesun Kim, Nicholas Kitchen, Philippe Muller, and Bruno Pasquier. She has also collaborated as a member of Axiom and New Juilliard Ensemble, the two critically acclaimed contemporary music ensembles at Juilliard, and given several New York and world premieres.
Hannah received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Masao Kawasaki, Cho-Liang Lin, and Joel Smirnoff. She is continuing her studies as a Professional Studies major at Manhattan School of Music with Sylvia Rosenberg and Nicholas Mann.