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Born1994
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Brannon Cho

Born in 1994 in the USA, Brannon Cho started playing the cello at the age of seven and commenced his study with Professor Hans Jørgen Jensen at the age of eleven. Now he’s a senior at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, still studying with professor Hans Jørgen Jensen. 

Brannon has attended the Kronberg Academy Masterclasses and has received mentorship from several esteemed professors including Ivan Monighetti, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Lynn Harrell. He received a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and participated in the intensive music weeks held there.

Brannon received the 2nd prize at the 2015 “Naumburg International Competition”, the 1st prize at the “Minnesota Orchestra’s WAMSO Competition”, the 3rd prize at the 2013 “Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition” and the 1st prize at the 2012 “Johansen International Competition for Young String Players”. 

Brannon has performed as a soloist with a number of orchestras, most notably with the Tokyo Philharmonic. He was selected by the National YoungArts Foundation to be featured in an episode of HBO: Masterclass with Joshua Bell. Subsequently, Brannon performed chamber music with Bell in New York City, London, Miami and Washington D.C. In past summers, Brannon has attended encounters by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Verbier Festival Academy, the Meadowmount School of Music and the Menuhin Festival Gstaad Academy. 

Brannon plays a rare cello made by Antonio Casini in 1668.

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Born1994
CountryUnited States
Intensive weeks