World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Young-Chang Cho

Article Id: WHEBN0025057184
Reproduction Date:

Title: Young-Chang Cho  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Curtis Institute of Music, List of cellists, Stjepan Hauser, Folkwang University of the Arts
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Young-Chang Cho

Young-Chang Cho (born 1958 in Seoul) is a Korean classical cellist teaching at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany's Ruhr Area.


Young-Chang Cho was born in Seoul in 1958. He started cello lessons at the age of eight. In 1971 he began to study in the United States with David Soyer at the Curtis Institute of Music of Philadelphia, and later with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. In 1980, he continued his studies with Siegfried Palm and Mstislav Rostropovich.[1]

In 1981 he won a prize at the Concours de Violoncelle Rostropovich in Paris and was repeatedly invited to serve in its jury.[2] He also received prizes at the International Cello Competition Pablo Casals in Budapest and at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

As a chamber musician he formed the Cho Piano Trio with his sisters Young-Mi Cho (violin) and Young-Bang Cho (piano), receiving prizes at the Geneva International Music Competition in 1977 and at the ARD competition in 1980.[3]

As a soloist he performed with the Washington National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rostropovitch and in Tokyo, Sofia and Bologna, among others. He was invited for solo recitals and master classes to international music festivals as Academie Internationale de Musique de Montpellier or the Kronberg Academy (1993 in memory of Pablo Casals, 1995 in memory of Emanuel Feuermann and Jacqueline du Pré, 1997 celebrating the 70th birthday of Rostropovitch).[4] He was a juror there for the first International Pablo Casals Cello Competition in 2000 and the second in 2004.[5][6]

Since 1987 he has been teaching violoncello at the Folkwang Hochschule, since 2010 Folkwang University.[1] His students have included Saerom Park and Graham Waterhouse.


  • Entries to Young-Chang+Cho in WorldCat


External links

  • Young-Chang Cho at Folkwang Universität (in German)

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.