Born in Los Angeles, Samantha Cho is a pianist currently based in San Francisco Bay. In fall 2016, she joined the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division as Chamber Music Faculty and Staff Pianist. From 2012-2015, she taught Class Piano as a graduate assistant at University of Minnesota. Her recent performances include appearing on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at Chicago Cultural Center, which was broadcasted on 98.2WFMT and Facebook live stream, as well as performing live on Seattle’s radio station Classical King FM98.1 as both soloist and duet with violinist Florin Parvulescu. In addition, she enjoys performing in chamber music concert series, and has collaborated with members of the San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and faculty members of San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As winner of the 17th annual Masters Concerto & Aria Competition, she has also performed as concerto soloist with Kenwood Symphony. Samantha devotes a significant amount of her time to teaching and nurturing young talents: she works with students at Music at Tateuchi during the summers, coaches chamber music at San Francisco Conservatory of Music during the school year, and maintains a private piano studio throughout the year.
Samantha received her Bachelor of Music at Northwestern University, Master of Music at Cleveland Institute of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Minnesota. Her childhood teacher, Robert Turner, was renowned as a protegee of the legendary Rosina and Josef Lhevinne. She continued her studies with the following teachers: Paul Schenly, Kathryn Brown, Sylvia Wang, and Alexander Braginsky.
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
Radio Broadcast: 98.2WFMT
Facebook Livestream: WFMTFacebook
August 1st, 2018
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12
Debussy Violin Sonata, L. 148
Debussy ‘Clair de Lune’ for Piano & Violin
Florin Parvulescu, violin
MUSIC AT TATEUCHI CONCERT
Summer music festival: www.musicattateuchi.com
July 12th, 2018
Rachmaninov Vocalise in e minor, transcribed for Piano & Viola
Aaron Janse, viola
Samantha Cho, piano
FACULTY CONCERT FOR PIANO & VOICE
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
May 20th, 2016
Frauenliebe und Leben
임이 오시는지 / Will my beloved come to me?