ASO to welcome Jinjoo Cho as guest artist on March 16
Jinjoo has established herself as one of the most vibrant, engaging and charismatic violinists of her generation. A Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Jinjoo made her first appearance on the international music scene when she garnered the First Grand Prize and Radio Canada’s People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition at the age of 17.
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Since then, Jinjoo has won numerous international awards including the First Prize and Orchestra Award at the Buenos Aires International Violin Competition in 2010, 2nd Laureate at the 2011 Isang Yun International Music Competition, First Grand Prize at the Alice Schoenfeld International String Competition, and the Dorothy DeLay Award at the Aspen Music Festival.
Jinjoo has performed throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe, performing as a soloist with such prestigious orchestras as the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Argentina) among many others.
Jinjoo’s biggest passion is arts education and audience engagement. She is the founder of ENCORE Chamber Music, a chamber music program for high school and college students in Cleveland. Additionally, Jinjoo is on the part-time faculty of Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Another project of hers on the opposite side of the globe is Classical Revolution Korea, where musicians travel all across Korea to give free concerts and meet audiences in cafés.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jinjoo moved to Cleveland at the age of 14 to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a Young Artist Program student. A passionate advocate for community outreach and education, Jinjoo has performed at more than 100 venues, giving master classes, presenting showcases and delivering lecture recitals.
Tickets for the March 16 performance, which will include Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, along with each of our concerts, are available online or by calling the Symphony Box Office at 330.535.8131.