About Jae


Acclaimed pianist Jae-Hyuck Cho has been described by the New York Times as “…splendidly clear and his ideas unaffected…fluent and resolute…”   The Star-Telegram lauded Cho as having “…fleet fingers and an extraordinary breadth of expression…”  He was praised as having an “…effortless, brilliant technique and a strong sense of the work’s contrasting moods and character…” by the New York Concert Review.  A native of Korea, Cho has concertized in such renowned venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Korea’s Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall and Hoam Art Hall, and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. 

As the winner of the Pro Piano New York Recital Series Auditions, Cho made his New York debut in 1993 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.  Since then, he has been active as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  He has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo of Monaco, New Jersey Symphony, and Korea’s KBS Symphony Orchestra and Korean Symphony.  He is also a member of the New York based chamber group Musicia ns of Lenox Hill and is in demand as a chamber musician and collaborator in the United States and abroad.  His triumphant solo appearances in 2006 in Europe have led to engagements including a guest recital appearance at Finland’s 2006 Soulahti Summer Festival where he returned in 2008 as a faculty member, as well as the 2006 release of his latest CD by England’s Dunelm Records, including works of Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel and Liszt.  His recent winnings of competitions and auditions in Europe, The United States, and Korea are leading him to solo and chamber performance engagements in the North and Central America, Europe, and Asia

Cho’s competition achievements include First Prizes in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Spain, and the Sorantin Young Artist’s Competition of Texas, as well as top prizes in Lake Como International Piano Competition of Italy, Monte-Carlo Piano Masters Competition of Monaco, International Piano Competition of Ferrol, Spain, New Orleans International Piano Competition, Viardo International Piano Competition of Texas, and a Diploma in the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition of Moscow.  Additionally, he is a winner of the New Jersey Chamber Music Society Award, the Thomas Richner International Competition of New York, the Artists International Young Artists Auditions, and the New Jersey Governor’s Award.

Born in ChunCheon, South Korea, Cho began piano studies at age five.  Upon arriving in the United States in 1987, he continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division with Solomon Mikowsky, and went on to receive Bachelor and Master of Music and degrees from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal.  Cho received his  DMA degree at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Nina Svetlanova. 

Jae-Hyuck Cho is a Steinway Artist.

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