Praised by The New York Times for her “sublime tone”, Catherine Cho has appeared worldwide as soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as in recital.
Catherine Cho’s orchestral engagements have included performances with the Detroit and National Symphony orchestras, the Virginia Symphony, the Montreal, Edmonton, and National Arts Centre Orchestras in Canada, the Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Daejon Philharmonic, and Seoul Philharmonic in Korea, the Barcelona Symphony, the Orchestra of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Aspen Chamber Symphony.
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She has toured Israel with the Haifa Symphony, and was the soloist on a concert tour in Japan and Korea with the Juilliard Orchestra and Hugh Wolff conducting. Her collaborations with distinguished conductors include Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Spano, Sixten Ehrling, and Franz-Paul Decker. Ms. Cho’s concert performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with the Buffalo Philharmonic under the baton of Jo-Ann Falletta, was broadcast nationwide on PBS Television in January 2002. Her live recording of the Four Seasons with the Korean Chamber Ensemble was released in June 2003.
As a recitalist and chamber musician, Catherine Cho has performed on the prestigious stages of Alice Tully Hall with the Chamber Music Society at New York’s Lincoln Center, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Casals Hall in Tokyo as a member of the Casals Hall Ensemble, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston, and on Ravinia’s “Rising Stars” series in Chicago. She has collaborated with pianist, Mia Chung, in performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s violin sonatas in the U. S. and Asia. Ms. Cho was a participant in the Marlboro Music Festival from 1993 – 2001, and has taken part in eleven “Musicians from Marlboro” national tours. Ms. Cho has performed at festivals such as Chamber Music Northwest, Bridgehampton, Eastern Shore, Santa Fe, and Skaneateles, and has performed with the Boston Chamber Players. She is a founding member of the chamber ensemble, La Fenice, and was a member of the Johannes String Quartet from 2003-6.
A winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ms. Cho won top prizes at the Montreal, Hanover, and Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competitions. She has served on the jury of international violin competitions and taught master classes worldwide. Ms. Cho is a member of the violin faculty at the Juilliard School, and has taught at the Starling-DeLay Symposium, Heifetz Institute, New York String Seminar, Killington Music Festival, Seoul Music Festival and Academy, and The Perlman Music Program. An advocate for peace through music, Ms. Cho is Vice President of the Board for the charity Musicians For Harmony. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Todd Phillips, and their son, Brandon.