Music, Theatre, Dance Faculty & Staff
Piano, Assistant Professor
1225 The Haas Center for Performing Arts
Dr. Sookkyung Cho
Assistant Professor of Piano, Artist Performer
Bachelor of Music: The Juilliard School, 2006
Master of Music: The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, 2008
Doctor of Musical Arts: The Juilliard School, 2013
Noted for her “sensitive and imaginative” (New York Concert Review) playing, Korean-born pianist Sookkyung Cho has been captivating worldwide audiences with her personal, thoughtful expressionist style. Recently accepting a position as Assistant Professor of Piano-Artist Performer at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, she is also a founding member of the New York-based Almava Trio. She has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Sarasota Opera House, Baltimore Museum of Art, Beaux concerts de la releve in Quebec, Château de Fontainebleau in France, and Zijingang Theater at Zhejiang University in China, among others, and was recently heard on Chicago’s WFMT.
As a sought-after pedagogue, Ms. Cho has been invited to adjudicate competitions and conduct masterclasses, most recently at New England Conservatory Preparatory School for its Concerto Competition Finals and Walnut Hill School for the Arts for its Honors Chamber Music Auditions. She has also taught as a piano instructor for the LINKS Signature Arts Program at The Juilliard School in New York and as piano and chamber music faculty at NEC Preparatory. An emerging performer-scholar, she was selected to present a lecture-recital at College Music Society for its biennial International Conference in Korea and has also taught music theory at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
She holds a Master of Music degree from Peabody and Bachelor of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Juilliard, where she was honored with John Erskine Graduation Prize.