Pianist Sung-Soo Cho continues to captivate audiences with his profound interpretations and musical depth. Praised for his technique and command at the piano, his wide repertoire has also drawn critical acclaim. He especially enjoys the thrill and challenge of contemporary music and displays this passion in his CD “Minimum | Maximum | Modern: Piano Music by American Composers,” recorded for Albany Records in 2016.
Dr. Cho has performed across the United States, Korea, Poland, and Italy, where he has presented creative theme-based programs, the most recent being All Russian Music and Complete Études for Piano by Alexander Scriabin. Highlights from his upcoming projects include an album of Scriabin’s Études for Piano, Beethoven 250, and the world premiere of Michael Colina’s Piano Concerto. Since the spring of 2020, Dr. Cho has been curating online concert series including A Classical Quarantine with his pianist colleagues and Home Music Series with vocalists. He plans to continue these series and connect with online audiences throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Cho started his musical studies at the age of five in Seoul, South Korea, and holds degrees from Seoul National University, Manhattan School of Music, and Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers include Eteri Andjaparidze, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Phillip Kawin, and Hyoung-Joon Chang. He has served as adjunct faculty at New York University and Notre Dame College in Ohio. He is currently a collaborative piano fellow at Bard College-Conservatory of Music and piano faculty at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City.