Artist Bio

Jinjoo Cho, violin

Korean violinist Jinjoo Cho was the First Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award winner of the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition, First Prize and Orchestra Award winner of the 2010 Buenos Aires International Violin Competition, second laureate of the 2011 Isang Yun International Music Competition, and gold medalist of the 2005 Stulberg International String Competition. She has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Montreal, Quebec, Winnipeg, and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Kalamazoo Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, l’Orchestre de Chambre I Musici de Montréal, and the Aspen Concert Orchestra. She has served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and was a member of the Wo-Men String Quartet. Jinjoo Cho also performs in a duo with cellist Joshua Roman. She was Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. A passionate advocate for community outreach and education concerts, she formed the Starlite community in January 2011, dedicated to community outreach events and interactive synergy between artists in Korea. A native of Seoul, South Korea, Cho is a graduate of Yewon Arts University and the Korean National University of Arts, Pre-College. She received a bachelor’s degree with Paul Kantor and is working towards a master’s degree with Jaime Laredo at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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