VC ARTIST | Brannon Cho, 25 – Paulo International Cello Competition 1st Prize

25-year-old American cellist, Brannon Cho, is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential, praised as “a finished artist, ready to play in any hall in the world"

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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.

He is a former major prize winner at the Naumburg, Cassadó, Johansen and Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competitions and was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition, in Helsinki, Finland.

Brannon’s recent solo engagements include performances with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with renowned artists, including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christian Tetzlaff, Gidon Kremer, and Joshua Bell.

He currently performs on a 1668 Antonio Casini cello.

 

My recording of Britten Solo Suite no. 1 from Guarneri Hall is coming out next Wednesday, September 16 on the final day of NEXUS Chamber Music Chicago 2.5! Get your tickets now at https://guarnerihall.org/event/nexus-virtual-festival-2020/ for these next 4 days of incredible performances by Alexander Hersh, Alexi Kenney, Brian J. Hong, Rannveig Marta Sarc, Siwoo Kim, Zoë Martin-Doike, Tanner Menees, Victor Asuncion, and Gabriela Lara. Audio recorded by 4-time Grammy Award winning recording enginner Christopher Willis with producer Stefan Hersh, and video captured beautifully by videographer Mike Grittani.

Posted by Brannon Cho on Saturday, September 12, 2020

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO | BRITTEN | SOLO SONATA NO. 1 | NEXUS CHAMBER MUSIC | GUARNERI HALL | 2020

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO & VICTOR SANTIAGO ASUNCION | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN (ARR. HANS JØRGEN JENSEN) | NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY | 2019

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO & VICTOR SANTIAGO ASUNCION | CHOPIN | ETUDE OP. 25 NO. 7 | NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY | 2019

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO | PROKOFIEV | SINFONIA CONCERTANTE | SUSANNA MALKKI & HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2018 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO & VICTOR SANTIAGO ASUNCION | BRAHMS CELLO SONATA NO.1 IN E MINOR | NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY | 2019

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO & DINA VAINSHTEIN | BEETHOVEN | CELLO SONATA  NO. 5 IN D MAJOR OP. 2 NO. 2 | NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY | 2018

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO | HAYDN CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1 IN C MAJOR | TAPIOLA SINFONIETTA | 2018 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO | SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1 | STÉPHANE DENÈVE & BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC | 2017 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO & VICTOR ASUNCION | PROKOFIEV | CELLO SONATA IN C MAJOR | 2017 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO & VICTOR ASUNCION | ROSSINI | BARBER OF SEVILLE | LARGO AL FACTOTUM (ARR. MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO) | 2017 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 

 

VC ARTIST BRANNON CHO | PENDERECKI | SUITE FOR SOLO CELLO | PRELUDIO | 2018

 

Name: Brannon Cho
Cello: 1668 Antonio Casini
Bow: 1790 Nicolas Leonard Tourte 
Strings: Thomastik-Infeld Rondo 
Accessories: Andrea “A Piacere” Rosin
Teachers: Laurence Lesser | Hans Jensen | Frans Helmerson
Schools: New England Conservatory | Northwestern University Bienen School of Music | Kronberg Academy