Piano Series: April

Student Life
Open to the Public


Join the Office of Student Affairs in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Piano Studies Department for our final Piano Series event of the semester, featuring Sung-Soo Cho, at 4:00PM on Thursday, April 19th in the Dibner Foyer. A light reception to follow the concert.

Twelve Études, Op. 8 (Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin)
No. 1 in C sharp major
No. 2 in F sharp minor
No. 3 in B minor
No. 4 in B major
No. 5 in E major
No. 6 in A major
No. 7 in B flat minor
No. 8 in A flat major
No. 9 in G sharp minor
No. 10 in D flat major
No. 11 in B flat minor
No. 12 in D sharp minor

Pianist Sung-Soo Cho continues to captivate audiences with profound interpretations of musical depth. Praised for his technique and command at the piano, his wide musical perception has drawn critical acclaim. Awarded “Best American Contemporary Performance” at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and “Best Performance of the Commissioned Work” at the Texas State International Piano Competition, he especially enjoys broadening his passion for contemporary music. One of his recent projects includes a CD "Minimum | Maximum | Modern: Piano Music by American Composers" which was released in March 2016 by Albany Records.

Dr. Cho has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions including the International Piano Competition "Delia Steinberg" in Spain, the Suri Music Concours, the JoongAng Music Concours in Korea, the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, The United States Virtuoso International Piano Competition, Texas State International Piano Competition, and the Cincinnati World Piano Competition.

Dr. Cho has appeared as a soloist throughout the world, including appearances with the Prime Philharmonic of Korea, the Festival Chamber Orchestra of Lublin Philharmonic, The Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, and The Round Rock Symphony. His performance highlights include solo performances in venues such as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Yamaha Artist Service Seoul, and the Kumho Art Hall. He is also a pianist at Lake George Music Festival, which is a strong supporter of contemporary classical music. He has premiered many new works by leading contemporary composers at this vibrant festival.

Dr. Cho started his musical studies at the age of five in Seoul, South Korea and graduated from Seoul National University, and Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Phillip Kawin and Hyoung-Joon Chang. He recently earned a D.M.A. degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is currently pursuing an advanced certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at NYU Steinhardt, under the tutelage of Eteri Andjaparidze.

Dr. Cho serves as adjunct instructor in Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt as well as a visiting artist-in-residence at Notre Dame College.