Faculty & Staff

Sharon Gayoung Cho
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
Community Arts
Degrees & Accomplishments
DMA in Violin Performance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Artist Diploma in Violin Performance, Yale School of Music
Postgraduate Certificate in Violin Performance, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria
MA in Violin Performance, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria
BM in Violin Performance, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria

Born in South Korea, Sharon Cho began playing violin at 3 years old. When she was fifteen, she moved to Austria where she became the youngest student to enroll in the University for Darstellende Kunst Wien and later moved to the United States to attend the Yale School of Music and Rutgers University.Dr. Cho has a broad international history of performances and competitions, including festivals such as International Mendelssohn Summer School Festival, Hamburg, Internationale Konzertarbeitswochen, Goslar, Germany, International Summer Music school Hvar, Academia Di Musica Musica d́ Estate Bardonecchia, Italy, Cuarto Curso Internacional de Perfeccionamiento Musical, Aller-Spain, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; Accents Musical Music festivals, Slovenia, and others.

An accomplished and internationally known performer, Dr. Cho has performed chamber music at the Presidential Palace in Austria, as a soloist with the Cosiche Chamber Orchestra of Slovakia and in ensembles including the Anton von Webern Orchestra with Ricardo Muti and Symphony-Orchester der Konsevatorium Wien. At Yale, she served as concertmaster of the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra.

Dr. Cho has been a prize winner at numerous international festivals including the ˜Citta Padova’ International Competition in Italy, second prize and the Governor’s prize for Modern Music at the Gavrillin Governors International Competition in Russia, as a first prize winner at the Hanmi National Competition, Yejin National Young Artist Competition, and Youngnam National Violin Competition, first prize winner at the Vivo International string competition. As a winner of the Rutgers University concerto competition she performed with the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra in a concert that was later broadcast on 89.1 WWFM.

Dr. Cho has worked with students of all ages teaching violin, viola, and chamber music at the Yale School of Music, and Rutgers University.