Dr. Junie Cho

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Dr. Junie
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Lecturer of Collaborative Piano
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Broyhill Music Center 413
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Pianist Junie Cho has appeared as soloist with orchestras, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia. Her performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with Prime Symphony Orchestra at Merkin Hall in New York City was acclaimed for its "majestic resonance and graceful melodies." The New York debut recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, in the Winners Series of the Artists International Presentations has been followed by continuous engagements of solo recitals and chamber music concerts with partners from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. As a founding member and principal pianist of the New York Contemporary Music Band, Cho has given numerous performances of the World and U.S. premieres. Her world premiere presentations include a performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program of the U.S. Department of State, and Italian Composers Showcase at the United Nations. After graduating with the President's Award for Highest Distinction from Seoul National University and magna cum laude from Indiana University, she continued her studies at the Mannes College of Music, and Manhattan School of Music where she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Her teachers include Nina Svetlanova, Lilian Kallir, Claude Frank, James Tocco, and Marylène Dosse. Cho has previously been on the piano faculty at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music Diploma Programs in New York, where she also served as Dean of Students. After her return to the States from teaching as Visiting Professor of Piano at Yeungnam University in Korea, she joined the Collaborative Piano faculty at Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music in Boone, North Carolina in 2014. She has performed as an annual guest pianist for a lecture-recital series at California State University Channel Islands, and is frequently invited to adjudicate competitions and to give masterclasses and lectures in various institutions and festivals in the United States and in Korea.