Violinist Jinjoo Cho Carnegie Hall Recital Debut presented by the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8PM

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
(57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019)

Tickets: $25, $40, $50


  • JOAN TOWER, String Force
  • CLARA SCHUMANN, 3 Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
  • ROBERT SCHUMANN, Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor, No. 2, Op. 121
  • ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH, Fantasy for Solo Violin
  • JOHN CORIGLIANO, Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • FRANZ WAXMAN, Carmen Fantasie

South Korean violinist Jinjoo Cho, Gold Medalist of the Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis makes her Carnegie Hall recital debut in Isaac Stern Auditorium on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. She is joined by pianist Hyun Soo Kim in the concert presented by the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. 

Ms. Cho has performed widely throughout the world, performing as a soloist with major orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, the orchestras of Montreal and Quebec, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Argentina among many others. She made her Carnegie concerto debut this past December with the New York String Orchestra and has upcoming performances with orchestras throughout the United States, as well as China, Korea and Brazil. Her recent recital performances with duo partner Hyun Soo Kim have taken her to Chicago, Dallas, Cincinnati, La Jolla, Miami, Bard College, Indiana University, and the Brattleboro Music Center. 

Ms. Cho is committed to arts education and audience engagement. She founded a new chamber music program for high school and college students in Cleveland named ENCORE Chamber Music and has been involved as one of the creators of a program in Korea called Classical Revolution Korea, where musicians travel all across Korea to give free concerts and meet audiences in a variety of venues, including cafes. 

She has held a part-time position with the Oberlin Conservatory teaching violin and coaching chamber music and has recently been appointed Teacher of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music for the 2016-17 academic year. She was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Cleveland at the age of 14 to study at the Cleveland institute of Music. 

She first gained international attention 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. 

Pianist Hyun Soo Kim has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and Korea. In demand as a collaborative pianist with singers and instrumentalists, he is a member of the Collaborative Piano Staff at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Kent State University. Mr. Kim is also involved as Operations and Admissions Director for ENCORE Chamber Music and has served as a staff pianist with opera companies in Cleveland, Philadelphia and Wilmington. 

Robert Schumann’s Second Sonata for Violin and Piano is the centerpiece of the Carnegie Hall concert, which includes works of three living composers (Joan Tower, Ellen Taaffe Zwillich and John Corigliano) as well as three women composers (Tower, Zwillich and Clara Schumann). 

About the IVCI Remarkable performances, extraordinary prizes and a festival atmosphere characterize the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) as “the ultimate violin contest…” writes the Chicago Tribune. Regarded as the “Olympics of the Violin,” the IVCI was founded in 1982 under the artistic leadership of Josef Gingold to discover major violin talent and nurture the careers of those identified. Since that time, Indianapolis has hosted nine competitions. Now regarded as one of the most respected music competitions in the world, Laureates of “The Indianapolis” have emerged as outstanding artists in concert halls around the globe. Those who win uphold the tradition of quality and excellence which has made the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world. Visit to learn more. 

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Miro Yoon