Brannon Cho
United States of America, °1994
 
CELLO 2017 : Sixth Prize
Brannon Cho studied under Hans Jensen, Frans Helmerson, Clive Greensmith, Wei Yu, and Ralph Kirshbaum at such prestigious institutions and events as the Heifetz Institute of Music, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad Academy, the Verbier Festival Academy, and Chamber Music Connects the World at the Kronberg Academy. He has made a big impression at a number of competitions, winning Second Prize in the Naumburg International Competition in 2015, Third Prize at the Gaspar Cassado International Competition in 2013, the Grand Prize at the ASTA National Solo Competition 2012, and First Prize at the Johansen International Cello Competition in the same year. He has collaborated with musicians such as Joshua Bell, Gidon Kremer, and Christian Tetzlaff. Brannon Cho made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2015 and has performed in public in New York, Miami, Washington, Chicago, London, and Tokyo.

Instrument : Antonio Casini (Modena, 1668)

Teachers

2009-ongoing Hans Jorgen Jensen

Degrees

2013-2017 B.M. - Bienen School of Music, Northwestern university

Concerts

2016 Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Preston Bradley Hall - Victor Asuncion (piano)
2016 Bargemusic
2016 Pyeongchang Music Festival, Alpensia Concert Hall - Pyeongchang Music Festival Orchestra, Koichiro Harada (dir.)
2015 North Shore Performing Arts Center - Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, Robert McConnell (dir.)
2015 Center for Musical Excellence, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
2013 Cassadó International Cello Competition, Olympus Hall - Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazufumi Yamashita (dir.)

Competitions

2015 Naumburg International Cello Competition - 2nd prize
2015 Minnesota Orchestra WAMSO Competition - 1st Prize
2013 Cassadó International Cello Competition - 3rd prize
Video
Final 2017: Brannon Cho
Semi-final 2017: Brannon Cho - recital
Semi-final 2017 : Brannon Cho - Concerto
Audio
Programme
Final (29/05/2017)
Toshio Hosokawa Sublimation
Dmitry Shostakovich Concerto n. 1 in E flat major op. 107
Brannon Cho, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève
Semi-final

Récital (19/05/2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabande (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012)
Johann Sebastian Bach Gigue (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012)
Sergey Prokofiev Sonata in C major op. 119
Annelies Van Parys Chacun(e) sa chaconne
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Paraphrase sur "Largo al' factotum" du Barbier de Séville
Brannon Cho, cello
Victor Santiago Asuncion, pianist accompanist

Concerto (16/05/2017)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1
Brannon Cho, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Frank Braley
First round (09/05/2017)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C major G. 17
Robert Schumann Mit Humor
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Brannon Cho, cello
Karel Steylaerts, cellist accompanist
Victor Santiago Asuncion, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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