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Brannon Cho
United States of America
Brannon Cho studied under Hans Jensen, Frans Helmerson, Clive Greensmith, Wei Yu, and Ralph Kirshbaum at such prestigious institutions and events as the Heifetz Institute of Music, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad Academy, the Verbier Festival Academy, and Chamber Music Connects the World at the Kronberg Academy. He has made a big impression at a number of competitions, winning Second Prize in the Naumburg International Competition in 2015, Third Prize at the Gaspar Cassado International Competition in 2013, the Grand Prize at the ASTA National Solo Competition 2012, and First Prize at the Johansen International Cello Competition in the same year. He has collaborated with musicians such as Joshua Bell, Gidon Kremer, and Christian Tetzlaff. Brannon Cho made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2015 and has performed in public in New York, Miami, Washington, Chicago, London, and Tokyo.

Instrument : Antonio Casini (Modena, 1668)
  • 2009-ongoing Hans Jorgen Jensen
  • 2013-2017 B.M. - Bienen School of Music, Northwestern university
  • 2016 Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Preston Bradley Hall - Victor Asuncion (piano)
  • 2016 Bargemusic
  • 2016 Pyeongchang Music Festival, Alpensia Concert Hall - Pyeongchang Music Festival Orchestra, Koichiro Harada (dir.)
  • 2015 North Shore Performing Arts Center - Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, Robert McConnell (dir.)
  • 2015 Center for Musical Excellence, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
  • 2013 Cassadó International Cello Competition, Olympus Hall - Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazufumi Yamashita (dir.)
  • 2015 Naumburg International Cello Competition - 2nd prize
  • 2015 Minnesota Orchestra WAMSO Competition - 1st Prize
  • 2013 Cassadó International Cello Competition - 3rd prize
Recital by two laureates of the 2017 cello competitionSoloist
Concert by laureates 4, 5 and 6 cello 2017Soloist
Laureates' concert cello 2017Soloist
Final 2017: Brannon ChoSoloist
Final cello 2017Finalist
Semi-final 2017: Brannon Cho - recitalSoloist
Semi-final 2017 : Brannon Cho - ConcertoSoloist
First round 2017 : Brannon ChoSoloist
CELLO 2017Sixth Prize
Semi-final 2017 : Brannon Cho - Concerto
Tuesday 16 May 2017 Flagey/Studio 4 Joseph Haydn : Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1 Moderato | Adagio | Allegro molto Soloist : Brannon Cho Orchestra : Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie Conductor : Frank Braley
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Semi-final 2017: Brannon Cho - recital
Friday 19 May 2017 Flagey/Studio 4 Johann Sebastian Bach : Prelude (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Johann Sebastian Bach : Sarabande (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Johann Sebastian Bach : Gigue (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Sergey Prokofiev : Sonata in C major op. 119 Andante grave | Moderato | Allegro ma non troppo Annelies Van Parys : Chacun(e) sa chaconne Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco : Paraphrase sur "Largo al' factotum" du Barbier de Séville Soloist : Brannon Cho Pianist accompanist : Victor Santiago Asuncion
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Final 2017: Brannon Cho
Monday 29 May 2017 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Toshio Hosokawa : Sublimation Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in E flat major op. 107 Allegretto | Moderato | Cadenza | Allegro con moto Soloist : Brannon Cho Orchestra : Brussels Philharmonic Conductor : Stéphane Denève
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First round 2017 : Brannon Cho
Semi-final 2017 : Brannon Cho - Concerto
Semi-final 2017: Brannon Cho - recital
Final 2017: Brannon Cho
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