World-renowned violinist to close out Roche series at Mercyhurst

Jinjoo Cho the final musician to join the 2016 Roche Visiting Artists Series.
Jinjoo Cho the final musician to join the 2016 Roche Visiting Artists Series. | Contributed photo

Jinjoo Cho, an acclaimed violinist and gold medalist at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition, is scheduled to perform at Mercyhurst University before her debut recital in June at Carnegie Hall in New York, where she’ll play with the New York String Orchestra.

This makes Cho the final musician to join the 2016 Roche Visiting Artists Series.

Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea. When she was 14, she moved to Cleveland where she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music. Today, she maintains her base in Cleveland as a faculty member at Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Cho first performed internationally at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition when she was 17. At that competition, she won the first grand prize and the Radio Canada People’s Choice Award. Since then, she has earned several international awards.

The recital at Mercyhurst will include pieces from Debussy, Clara Schumann, and the Waxman Carmen Fantasy.

Cho’s performance will begin Monday at 8 p.m. The event will be located in Walker Recital Hall at the Hirt Academic Center.

On Tuesday at 2 p.m. she will also present music students with a masterclass in the D’Angelo Department of Music.

Both events are free and open to the public.

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