Critically acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho has established herself as one of the most vibrant, engaging and charismatic violinists of her generation. Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of the Indianapolis, Ms. Cho made her first appearance on the international music scene when she garnered the First Grand Prize and Radio Canada’s People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition at age 17. Times Argus of Montreal proclaimed her performance as possessing “an undeniable charisma and depth…with an intense lyricism and heartfelt tenderness that sent shivers up the spine.”  Since then, she has won numerous international awards including the First Prize and Orchestra Award at the Buenos Aires International Violin Competition in 2010, 2nd Laureate at the 2011 Isang Yun International Music Competition, First Grand Prize at the Alice Schoenfeld International String Competition, and the Dorothy DeLay Award at Aspen Music Festival.

Jinjoo has concertized throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe, performing as a soloist with the world’s most prestigious orchestras, concert series and festivals. Jinjoo’s biggest passion is arts education and audience engagement. She is the founder of a new chamber music program for high school and college students in Cleveland, Ohio named ENCORE Chamber Music. Jinjoo is on the part-time faculty of Oberlin Conservatory and has also been appointed Teacher of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music starting this year.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jinjoo moved to Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 14 to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a Young Artist Program student. Jinjoo finished her Bachelor of Music degree both at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) with Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, and Paul Kantor, who has been her mentor since 2001. She also received her Master of Music and Professional Studies from CIM, having studied with Jaime Laredo. Jinjoo has spent the summers at the Aspen Music Festival, Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, Music@Menlo and the Chamber Music Residency Program at The Banff Centre with her pianist Daniel H.S. Kim as Duo Istas.


BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1
FAURÉ: Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir d’un lieu cher
SAINT-SAENS: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28


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