Catherine Cho, violin
Concert Date: Thursday, December 22, 2005, 7pm; Korean Cultural Service New York
Program: Mozart String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421; PIETRO YON Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus)
Adam-Schmidt Bravour-Variations von Mozart Uber ein Thema; Saint-Saens The Swan; Glazunov Meditation; Verdi Selections from La Traviata; Adam "O Holy Night"
Artists: Sang-Eun Lee, Soprano; Nan Huh, Flute; Se-Hwan Park, Piano; Daniel Ihn-Kyu Lee, Baritone; Mark Cogley, Piano; Se-Hwan Kim, Piano; Johannes Quartet: Soovin Kim, Violin; Catherine Cho, Violin; C.J. Chang, Viola; Peter Stumpf, Cello
Biography: Catherine Cho is recognized for her remarkable virtuosity, combining technical mastery of her instrument with an extraordinary and distinctive musicality. Praised by The New York Times for her "sublime tone", she has appeared worldwide as soloist with many orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as in recital. Her repertoire ranges from the traditional works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms to those of Bartók, Korngold and Berg, in addition to music of our time.
Catherine Cho's orchestral engagements have included appearances with the Detroit, Montreal, and Washington DC's National Symphony orchestras, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, the Edmonton Symphony, the Korean Broadcasting Symphony, the symphony orchestras of Barcelona, Haifa, and New Zealand, the Het Gelders Orkest in Holland, the Orchestra of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and the Aspen Chamber Symphony performing with distinguished conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Spano, Sixten Ehrling, Hugh Wolff, and Franz-Paul Decker. A regular guest on tour with "Musicians from Marlboro", Ms. Cho has also been a frequent participant in their summer Music Festival in Vermont since 1993.
She has performed as special guest soloist with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center for two ballets by renowned choreographer Peter Martins including the New York premiere of his ballet Viva Verdi. Her concert performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, with the Buffalo Philharmonic under the baton of Jo-Ann Falletta, was taped live and broadcast nationwide on National Public Television in January 2002. In broadcasts heard around the world, Catherine Cho has appeared on such stations as Radio Frankfurt (Germany), CBC (Canada), WQXR (New York City), and National Public Radio. Her performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Korean Chamber Ensemble was recorded live and released on Credia Classics last year.