Joonghun Cho

Artists in Residence Series
04Aug — WOW-World of Wine, 20h00

An avid performing artist, Joonghun Cho is a versatile pianist, chamber musician as well as a pedagogue. He has concertized widely giving performances across South Korea, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, the UK, Canada, Japan and the United States in many prestigious venues. He has appeared as a soloist several times with orchestras such as Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Philharmonia and Brescia Master Orchestra. Joonghun recently has been invited to perform as a guest artist at many music festivals, such as Gijón International Piano Festival, Palmetto International Piano Festival, Porto Pianofest, Yeon-Eum Summer Music Festival, Gilmore Piano Festival, Festival Internacional de Música José Luis Vega "Pelis" and American Liszt Society Festival. His recital in 2021 at Jardín Botánico Atlántico de Gijón in Spain has been acclaimed by El Comercio as “masterful performance in a magical setting which demonstrated the reason for his reputation.” Joonghun has won many prizes in numerous competitions including gold medal Vienna International Music Competition, first prize Master Orchestra International Concerto Competition, second prize William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, first prize International Chopin Piano Competition in Japan, second prize Schimmel USASU International Piano Competition, third prize Glasgow International Piano Competition for Young Pianists, first prize Sungjung Music Concours, second prize Kookmin Ilbo Music Concours and second prize Korea-Germany Brahms Association Music Concours.  Born in Suwon, South Korea, Joonghun received his early education in Seoul at the Yewon School and Seoul Art High School where he studied with Min Sook Jeon, Tong-il Han and Hyoung-Joon Chang. After immigrating to the United States, he went to Rochester, New York to study at the Eastman School of Music with Barry Snyder where he obtained his Bachelor of Music in piano performance. Thereafter he moved to Michigan to study with Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan where he completed his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts.


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI/20

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Waltzes, Op. 34
No. 1 in A-flat major
No. 2 in A minor
No. 3 in F major

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Romanian Rhapsody, S. 242

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