Hannah Cho

Hannah Cho © Sophie Zhai


Korean-American violinist Hannah Cho started playing the violin at age 3, and her talent was recognized early when she won her first prize within the first few years of study. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School with Masao Kawasaki, Cho-Liang Lin and Joel Smirnoff, as well as a Professional Studies Certificate at the Manhattan School of Music with Sylvia Rosenberg and Nicholas Mann. In addition to her formal studies in New York, Hannah studied and collaborated with renowned pedagogues at European summer academies in Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Hannah made her soloist debut at age 12 and has since performed nationally with orchestras in New York, Connecticut, Texas, Colorado, and California. Other notable highlights include her solo recital debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2020 as the winner of the 2019 New York Concert Artist Audition and prizes at the Michael Hill, Schoenfeld, Maurice Ravel Foundation, and Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competitions. She was the youngest participant in the 2009 New York String Orchestra Seminar, two-time participant in Juilliard’s intensive ChamberFest, a Student Artist for the Starling-Delay Symposium, and her quartet was selected for the 2015 Juilliard String Quartet Seminar.

Hannah Cho’s performances as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician have been broadcasted on several radio stations and led her across the globe in renowned halls, including Carnegie Hall, Vienna Musikverein, Teatro Carlo Felice, Seoul Arts Center, and Suntory Hall.