Minkyung Cho

Minkyung Cho has won most of the piano competitions she has entered, including the Wayne Nadeau Piano Competition in Los Angeles in March 2000, the Concerto Competition at Juilliard in New York City in March 2000, the competition for “Julius Grossman Orchestra” in April 2000 and 1st prize of Great Neck Young Musicians Competition in April 2000.

Minkyung Cho began to play piano at the early age of four. She studied with Mun Chul Kim at the Seoul National University and, at the age of 13, began her studies at the Yewon Professional Arts School with teacher, Surveon Kim.  At 15 years of age, Miss Cho was accepted at the pre-college division of Juillard School of Music in New York to study with Oxana Yablonskya.

In 1989, Miss Cho was a winner of the Korean Young Artists Music Association Competition and in 1990 won the Korean Times Newspaper Competition. In 1994, Miss Cho received the first prize in the Korean National Teenager Competition and in 1995, at the age of only twelve, performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the New Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1996, Miss Cho won the Eurnoak Chun Chu Magazine Award and, in the same year, performed at the New York Steinway Hall. In 1997, Miss Cho won the Concerto Competition organized by Myung Dong Newspaper. Miss Cho has performed in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York and participates in many festivals and master classes around the world. Playing with incredible maturity, Miss Cho undoubtedly has a great future ahead of her and we are proud to produce her first recording.

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