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Cello An American Experience | Northfield, MN USA

Brannon Cho

Born in 1994, Brannon Cho is a top prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth, Naumberg, Cassadó and Johansen International Cello Competitions. He has performed as a soloist with several orchestras including Tokyo Philharmonic orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique, Royale Liège, Orchestre, Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, and the Pyeongchang Music Festival Orchestra under world-renowned conductors such as Stéphane Denève, Christian Arming, and Frank Braley. As an avid chamber musician, Cho has shared the stage with artists such as Christian Tetzlaff, Gidon Kremer, Philip Setzer, Stephen Williamson and went on a chamber music tour with Joshua Bell to New York City, London, Washington D.C., and Miami. Cho’s festival appearances include the Verbier Festival Academy, Kronberg Academy Masterclasses, Kronberg Academy “Chamber Music Connects the World”, Music@Menlo’s International Program, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Academy, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Encounters, and Musikakademie Liechtenstein. His solo performance highlights in the 2017-2018 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra, and concerts at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Jordan Hall. Cho received his bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music where he studied with Hans Jørgen Jensen. Currently he is the only cellist in the prestigious Artist Diploma program at the New England Conservatory, where he studies with Laurence Lesser. Cho plays a rare cello made by Antonio Casini in 1668 in Modena, Italy.