It has been announced this week that 25-year-old cello virtuoso, VC Young Artist Brannon Cho has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
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, Brannon is a former major prize winner at the Naumburg, Cassadó, Johansen and Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competitions – and was recently awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition.
As an official scholarship holder of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, he will receive individualized support from the benefactress to assist with facilitating suitable tuition and masterclasses, provision of instruments - and valuable introductions to important industry contacts and conductors.
"Music moves one only when it tells a story ... I am looking for budding storytellers," Anne-Sophie has this week said.
VC YOUNG ARTIST BRANNON CHO | PROKOFIEV | SINFONIA CONCERTANTE | SUSANNA MALKKI & HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC | 2018 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE
Current co-scholarship holders include: violinists Yu-Eun Choi, Mohamed Hiber and Hwayoon Lee, cellist Lionel Martin, double bassist Dominik Wagner - and VC Artists Pablo Ferrandez and Kian Soltani.
Previous scholarship holders include violinist Vilde Frang, Arabella Steinbacher, Nancy Zhou and Sergey Khachatryan - and cellists Daniel Muller-Schott and Leonard Elschenbroich.