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Cellist Brannon Cho

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Born On December 15, 1994
United States
Born in United States
Germany
Germany
instrument
Cello Antonio Casini 1668 Modena, Italy
Bow Nicolas Léonard Tourte ca. 1790 Paris, France
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Education
New England Conservatory Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Kronberg Academy
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Teachers
Laurence Lesser Hans Jensen Frans Helmerson
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Notable awards/competitions won
First Prize winner of the prestigious 6th International Paulo Cello Competition Prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth, Naumburg, and Cassadó International Cello Competitions Recipient of the 2020 Janos Starker Foundation Award, the Landgraf von Hessen Prize from Kronberg Academy, the 2019 Ivan Galamian Award Scholarship holder in the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation

Brannon’s upcoming season features a number of solo performances and chamber recitals as well as the Previn Memorial Concert at Carnegie Hall.

“Brannon Delivers Audiences an Emotionally Transformative Experience”

- The Violin Channel

Brannon is a graduate of Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Hans Jørgen Jensen and Laurence Lesser, and is currently a Professional Studies Program student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy.

Brannon is the First Prize winner of the prestigious 6th International Paulo Cello Competition, and is also a prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth, Naumburg, and Cassadó International Cello Competitions. He was the recipient of the 2020 Janos Starker Foundation Award, the Landgraf von Hessen Prize from Kronberg Academy, the 2019 Ivan Galamian Award, and is a scholarship holder in the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. He has appeared as a soloist with many of the top orchestras around the world, including the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, and Orchestre Philharmonique Royale Liège.

Which country has the coolest accent?
Scandinavia
How would your friends and chamber music partners describe you?
Friends and colleagues would describe me as easy-going and intense at the same time.
Biggest business lesson you’ve learnt so far in your career?
Knowing when to be flexible and when to stand your ground.
What would you say would be your dream gig?
Playing solo Bach for a hall full of puppies.
Song that makes you turn the radio up?
Juicy - Notorious B.I.G.

 

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