Ye-Won Cho, cello

Yewon Cho, Korean-born cellist, began her musical studies at the age of three. She entered andgraduated from Yewon School as the top of the class, and entered Seoul Arts High School. Also,she studied at Korea National Institute for Gifted Arts from 2014 to 2019. In 2019, she passed anearly entrance examination to the Korea National University of Arts with a special admission in2020, at the age of 15. She started her Bachelor Degree at the Korea National University of Artswith Prof. Kang-ho Lee and Prof. Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. During the course, she received a fullscholarship from Hyundai ChungMongkoo foundation. In February 2023, she early graduated andreceived the prize, which is for the student who is the top of the music department. FromSeptember 2023, she will become an artist in residence at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth MusicChapel in Belgium, where she will be pursuing her studies with Gary Hoffman and Jeroen Reuling.

Throughout her career, she has received awards in many international competitions. In 2016,Yewon Cho won the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition Junior held in Croatia with aspecial prize “Zagreb Soloist Award” and Korea-China International Competition for stringinstrument. She also received 2nd prize at Popper International Cello Competition in Hungary,Dotzauer International Competition in Dresden. In Korea, she won the Dong-A Music Competition,Seongjeong Music Competition, Strad Korea Competition, and Shinhan Music Award. As a soloist,she has performed with leading orchestras including Zagreb Solists, KBS Symphony Orchestra,Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Tongyeong International Music Festival Orchestra, Seoul AcademyEnsemble, CPBC Orchestra, and also performed at the Carnegie Weill Hall with Hwasung ChamberOrchestra.

She made her solo recital debut when she was 14 as a gifted at Kumho Art Hall in Seoul. Shehas been invited to Shinhan S-Classic Week, Heart-heart Foundation, Hyundai ChungMongKoofoundation, GMC Music Center, Mostly Cello Festival in Seoul as a soloist and chamber musicperformer. She has participated in many festivals including Mendelssohn Music Festival inHamburg, Cello Akademie Rutesheim 2019. And she has performed in the master classes of suchnotable professors and performers as Jens Peter Maintz, Wenn-Sin Yang, David Geringas, ArtoNoras, Troels Svane, Julian Steckel, Lluis Claret, Clive Greensmith, Peter Wiley, Peter Bruns, TilmannWick, and Li-Wei Qin.