Hannah Cho

Hannah Cho

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Violin

First year with SO: 2009

Hometown: Fort Myers, FL

Instrument: Hannah Cho plays an English violin made in early 18th-century.


Education:
Bachelor of Music - Yonsei University, South Korea; Advanced Certificate in Performance - University of Toronto, Canada

Biography:
Hannah Cho has been the Assistant Concertmaster of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra since 2007 and a full orchestra member of Sarasota Orchestra since 2009. She relocated to Fort Myers after completing a fellowship with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She was born in Hamilton, Ontario but grew up in Seoul, South Korea where she began studying the violin at the age of four. She completed her undergraduate degree at Yonsei University before returning to Canada to attend the University of Toronto, receiving an Advanced Certificate in Performance while studying with Mayumi Seiler. She has also attended the Schleswig-Holstein, Brott, and Spoleto Music Festivals in Germany, Canada, and South Carolina, respectively. Hannah and her husband Gavin, also an alumnus of the New World Symphony, are happily married and have two children, Saenu and Moa.

Passions/Interests:
Hannah enjoys movies, cartoons, and spending time with her two amazing kids!

Career Highlights:
Hannah's career highlights include performing as Section Violin of Sarasota Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Alumni of New World Symphony.

Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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