Born in 1988
Violinist Jinjoo Cho is an artist model of the 21st-century. Since her concert debut at age 7, she has been numerously recognized as the 1st prize winner of world’s most prestigious competitions such as the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Alice Schoenfeld International String Competition, and a laureate of 2011 Isang Yun International Music Competition.
As a charismatic female solo artist, a vibrant and engaging chamber musician, a devoted teacher, an innovative artistic director, and a published writer, Jinjoo is redefining what it means to be a consummate classical artist in the modern society.
Jinjoo can be found performing in distinguished international venues and festivals alike Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Aspen Music Festival, La Jolla Music Society, the Herkulessaal of Munich, Schwetzingen SWR Festspiele, Seoul Arts Center, and Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, with world’s leading orchestras and musicians as The Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Seoul Philharmonic, Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia de Madrid, Phoenix Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, James Gaffigan, Michael Stern, Kent Nagano, Peter Oundjian, Tan Dun, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Tito Muñoz, Mathieu Herzog, Itamar Golan, and Roger Tapping.
A passionate teacher, Jinjoo is on the violin faculty at the Schulich School of Music at MAcGill University and has previously taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin Conservatory. he is also the Founding Artistic Director of ENCORE Chamber Music Institute, an intensive summer training program for talented young performers in Cleveland, and regularly gives master classes worldwide.
2011, 2nd Prize, Isang Yun International Music Competition, Tongyeong, Korea
2013, Winner, Alice Schoenfeld International String Competition, Harbin, China
2014, 1st Prize, Intl. International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, USA