Originally from South Korea and raised in Great Britain, 24-year-old Stella Cho made her London solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall, London, playing in front of a sold out capacity audience and has also given recital programs in South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Croatia, U.S.A. and played on numerous occasions on national television and radio.
Furthermore, Stella has participated in master classes with numerous distinguished artists including Frans Helmerson, Joel Krosnick , Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Gary Hoffman and Timothy Eddy. Her major awards and achievements include winning Texaco Young Musician of Wales, recipient of the MBF Geoffrey Shaw Scholarship and the Hattori Award. Most recently, Stella has been selected as one of the Holland Music Sessions’ “New Masters on Tour” and will give solo recitals across the Netherlands, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
As an avid chamber musician, Stella has been in part of several chamber ensembles; as part of the Accord Quintet, Stella was awarded the Honorable Mention Prize in the finals of the 2012 Coleman National Chamber Music Competition. As a founding member of the Huntington Quartet, she won the prestigious 2014 NEC Honors Ensemble Competition and has been performing extensively in the New England area, including a successful debut at Jordan Hall, Boston. She has also performed in Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop and Rencontres Franco-Americaines Chamber Music Festival and has also collaborated eminent musicians such as Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson and Roger Tapping.
Stella earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees with honors at the prestigious Gregor Piatigorsky Studio, USC Thornton School of Music with Ralph Kirshbaum, and is currently continuing her graduate studies at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser.
This performance marks Stella Cho’s La Jolla Music Society debut.