Dr. Sung- Soo Cho

Dr. Sung-Soo Cho, Collaborative Pianist 

Fain Fine Arts Center C117G

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Pianist Sung-Soo Cho continues to captivate audiences with profound interpretations of musical depth. Praised for his technique and command at the piano, his musical perception has drawn critical acclaim. Awarded Best American Contemporary Performance at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work at the Texas State International Piano Competition, he enjoys broadening his passion for contemporary music. One of his recent projects is his CD "Minimum | Maximum | Modern Piano Music by American Composers," released in March 2016 by Albany Records.

Dr. Cho has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the International Piano Competition "Delia Steinberg" in Madrid, Spain, the Suri Music Concours, the JoongAng Music Concours in Korea, the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, the 5 Towns Music and Art Foundation Young Musician Competition in New York, New York International Music Concours, Glasgow International Competition for Young Pianists, The United States Virtuoso International Piano Competition, Texas State International Piano Competition, and the Cincinnati World Piano Competition.

Dr. Cho has appeared as a soloist throughout the world, including appearances with the Prime Philharmonic of Korea, the Festival Chamber Orchestra of Lublin Philharmonic, The Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, and The Round Rock Symphony. His performance highlights include solo recitals at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Yamaha Artist Services in Seoul, and the Kumho Art Hall, to name a few. He is also a pianist at the Lake George Music Festival, a strong supporter of contemporary classical music. He is an active member of this vibrant music festival where he premieres many new works by leading contemporary composers.

Dr. Cho started his musical studies at four in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated from Yewon Arts Middle School, Seoul Arts High School, Seoul National University, and Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Eteri Andjaparidze, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Phillip Kawin, and Hyoung-Joon Chang. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Dr. Cho has served as adjunct faculty of piano studies at New York University, a piano faculty at Kaufman Music Center, and a collaborative piano fellow and secondary piano instructor at Bard College-Conservatory of Music. He is currently a full-time collaborative pianist at Midwestern State University Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts. He has also taught and performed at the Texas State International Piano Festival, Minnesota International Piano Camp, Stokes Forest Music Camp, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and Bermuda Piano Festival.