Acclaimed pianist Sookkyung Cho set to perform

Sookkyung Cho
Sookkyung Cho

Sookkyung Cho, an experienced educator and performer, will be the featured pianist at the William Baum Endowment Fund Series at Grand Valley State University April 19.

William Baum Endowment Fund Series presents pianist Sookkyung Cho
Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m.
Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus


Before recently being appointed an assistant professor of piano at Grand Valley, Cho served on the piano faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education in Boston. She was also adjunct faculty in theory at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and served as a Teaching Fellow in the piano minor and music theory departments at The Juilliard School.

Cho has performed throughout North America, Europe, and her native country, Korea, in prestigious venues, including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall in New York, Chicago Cultural Center, Sarasota Opera House, Beaux concerts de la releve in Quebec, Château de Fontainebleau in France and Zijingang Theater at Zhejiang University in China, among others.

She received a bachelor’s of music and doctorate of musical arts degrees from The Juilliard School, and her master’s from Johns Hopkins University.

Grand Valley’s Political Science Department, in conjunction with the William Baum Endowment Fund, is sponsoring Cho’s performance. The fund was established in 1998 to support a special speaker series on issues in American law during even numbered years, and a recital by a noted pianist on odd numbered years.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information about Cho’s performance, contact Grand Valley’s Political Science Department at (616) 331-2320.