VC YOUNG ARTIST | Brannon Cho, 24 – Paulo International Cello Competition 1st Prize

24-year-old American cellist Brannon Cho is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential

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Brannon Cho

24-year-old American cellist Brannon Cho is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential.

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 current student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, Brannon is a former major prize winner at the Naumburg, Cassadó, Johansen and Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competitions – and in October of last year was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – in Helsinki, Finland.

His recent debuts include solo engagements with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique Royale Liège and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie – and chamber music collaborations with renowned artists, including Christian Tetzlaff, Gidon Kremer, Philip Setzer, Stephen Williamson and Joshua Bell.

Brannon currently performs on a 1668 Antonio Casini cello.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Name: Brannon Cho
Cello: 1668 Antonio Casini
Bow: 1790 Nicolas Leonard Tourte 
Strings: Jargar Classic Forte A, D | Thomastik Spirocore Tungsten G, C
Accessories: Andrea Solo Cello Rosin
Teachers: Laurence Lesser | Hans Jensen | Frans Helmerson
Schools: New England Conservatory | Northwestern University Bienen School of Music | Kronberg Academy

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