June 10, 2016

Alum and Faculty Member Makes Carnegie Debut

Jinjoo Cho professional pink dress
Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

Cleveland Institute of Music alum and violin faculty member Jinjoo Cho (BM ’11, MM ’13, PS ’15 Kantor/Laredo) made her debut in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium Thursday, June 9, a prize awarded to her for winning the gold medal in the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI). Cho holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and professional studies diploma in music performance from CIM, and recently she was appointed to CIM violin faculty for the 2016-17 academic year.

Cho has been a member of the CIM family since coming to the United States in 2002, at which time she earned a spot in CIM’s prestigious Young Artist Program at age 14. Cho’s former teacher Jaime Laredo and CIM cello faculty Sharon Robinson, attended the performance.  “We were thrilled to be able to attend Jinjoo’s big night,” says Robinson. Cho performed a program of Tower, C. Schumann, R. Schumann, Taaffe Zwilich, Corigliano and Waxman on a 1683 ‘ex-Gingold’ Stradivarius, on loan to her also as a result of her IVCI win. She was joined by pianist and fellow CIM alum Hyun Soo Kim (MM'11, AD '13, Pontremoli). More details about the concert.