Concerto Competition Judges Profile
Pianist Junie Cho has appeared as soloist with orchestras, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Asia. Her performance of Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto with Prime Symphony Orchestra in New York City was acclaimed for its "majestic resonance and graceful melodies."
As a founding member and principal pianist of the New York Contemporary Music Band, Ms. Cho has given numerous performances of the World and U.S. premieres. Her world premiere presentations include a performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program of the U.S. Department of State, Soundclock benefit concert at Merkin Hall, and Italian Composers Concert at the United Nations. Her New York debut recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, in the Winners Series of the Artists International Presentations has been followed by continuous engagements of solo recitals and chamber music concerts. After graduating magna cum laude from Seoul National University with the President's Award, she studied in the States at lndiana University, the Mannes College of Music,
and Manhattan School of Music where she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Her teachers include James Tocco, Marylene Dosse, Lilian Kallir, and Nina Svetlanova. Ms. Cho has been on the piano faculty at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music Diploma Programs, where she also served as Dean of Students. Frequently she is invited to adjudicate competitions and to give masterclasses in various institutions and festivals in the United States and in Korea. Ms. Cho recently returned to her performance and teaching schedules in New York area after teaching abroad as Visiting Professor of Piano at Yeungnam University in