Daniel Cho

Artistic Director

Korean-American violinist Daniel Cho has been acclaimed as “…[a violinist with] musicality and lyricism of the Judeo-Russian school” - Libération, 2011.

He performs internationally as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician has won prizes in numerous competitions including Irving M. Klein International String Competition, Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition and Great Mountains International Music Festival Concerto Competition. In 2010 he had his New York debut recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall presented by the Korea Music Foundation, and in 2013 he had a European debut recital at Musée du Louvre in Paris as part of Concerts du Jeudi series.

Mr. Cho regularly appears as soloist and co-leader of Sejong Soloists, a highly acclaimed conductor-less string ensemble, and he has performed in prestigious venues around the world and closely collaborated with artists such as Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, and Vadim Repin. A passionate chamber musician, Mr. Cho toured to Costa Rica, Colombia, and Dominican Republic as a member of Sejong Chamber Players. In 2016 he formed Bordone String Quartet, performed at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and in Greene Space in New York City as part of WQXR’s Midday Masterpiece series.

As an excellent leader, Mr. Cho has served as the concertmaster of Music Academy of the West and the Juilliard Orchestra, and worked with conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Alan Gilbert, Matthias Pintscher, and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. He currently serves as the concertmaster of Verbier Festival Orchestra, where in 2017, he received a world-wide attention playing Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben with Sir Antonio Pappano.

Mr. Cho has appeared in masterclasses with Glenn Dicterow, Mihaela Martin, David Finckel, Philip Setzer, and Kyoko Takezawa, and studied chamber music with Takács Quartet, Sylvia Rosenberg, Joseph Kalichstein, Michael Tree, Naoko Tanaka, Samuel Rhodes, Laurie Smukler, Roger Tapping, and Daniel Phillips. He is the former student of Yu Jeong Lee and Adele Anthony. He studied with Hyo Kang and David Chan at The Juilliard School, and he is currently pursuing Master of Music degree with Kolja Blacher at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin.