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Piano Concert featuring Young Hyun Cho

Young Hyun Cho

Concert details


Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII: 6

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Ballade No. 2 in B minor 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I. Pagodes
II. La soirée dans Grenade 
III. Jardins sous la pluie

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Fantaisie in F minor Op. 49


Young Hyun Cho (piano)

Young Hyun Cho is currently an associate professor of piano at Michigan State University. Prior to this she was an associate professor of piano at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received her doctor of musical arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, her master’s degree and graduate performance diploma from Peabody Conservatory, and her bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University.

Her piano concerts have taken her around the world. She has performed in Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, and throughout the United States. Recent reviews on her piano playing include the Aachen Zeitung of Germany: “Hohe Kunst auf den Tasten” (High Art on the Keys).

She has performed as a featured soloist with the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Symphony, Seoul National Symphony, Korean Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic, Eurasian Philharmonic, International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, Eastman Symphony, Holland Symphony, New Philharmonic of Irving, Northeast Symphony, and University of Texas at Arlington Symphony Orchestra.

Professor Cho has garnered numerous awards and accolades in music competitions, including the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, Louisiana International Piano Competition, Harrison Winter Competition, Eastman Concerto Competition, Korea Musicians Association Competition, JoongAng Times Music Competition, Seoul Arts Center Orchestral Festival Competition, and KBS Music Competition.

She has given performances and master classes at venues such as the Piano Texas International Academy and Festival in collaboration with the fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and many universities throughout the United States; Minimes Music Festival Brussels and Korean Cultural Center Brussels; Schlosskapelle Zitadelle in Jülich, Ruhr University Bochum, Regensburg University, and other venues in Germany; Istituto Musicale Luigi Boccherini in Lucca, Palazzo Biscari of Catania, and other venues in Italy; Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual; the IUGTE International Conference in Austria; Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall, Sejong Grand Hall, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, and Busan National University; University-College Sedaya International in Malaysia; Goethe Institutes in Korea and Thailand; China Conservatory of Beijing, Xinghai Conservatory of Guangzhou and other venues in China.