Young Hyun Cho Associate Professor of Piano


  • Piano

Room 217 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824



Young Hyun Cho’s concert activities have taken her around the globe.  She has performed in Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, South Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and throughout the United States. Recent reviews on her piano playing include the Aachen Zeitung of Germany: “Hohe Kunst auf den Tasten” (High Art on the Keys).

As a featured soloist, Young Hyun Cho performed with Orchestra Filarmonica della Calabria of Italy, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Teplice, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia of Spain, Budapest Symphony Chamber Orchestra MAV, Euro Sinfonietta Wien, Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Eurasian Philharmonic Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Symphony Orchestra, Holland Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Northeast Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble of Rome, and University of Texas at Arlington Symphony Orchestra.

As a guest faculty artist, she has taught and/or performed at many institutes and universities: Sicily International Piano Festival, International Piano Festival in Poland, International Music Festival Armonie della sera in Italy, Piano Texas International Academy, Southern Methodist U., Baylor U., Texas Christian U., Henderson State U., West Texas A&M U., Levine School of Music, Virginia Commonwealth U., California State U. at Long Beach and CSU at North Ridge, Humboldt State U., Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge, Missouri State U., Bowling Green State U., Auburn U., North Carolina State U., South Carolina State U., U. of Central Oklahoma, Northwestern College, Morning College, and Briar Cliff U; Seoul National U., Yonsei U., Busan U., Sookmyung Womens U., Kookmin U., Chonnam U., Mokwon U., Chosun U., Sunchon U., Honam Theological Seminary, Seoul Arts High School and Daejeon Arts High School in Korea; University-College Sedaya International in Malaysia; Goethe Institute in Thailand; China Conservatory of Beijing, Xinghai Conservatory of Guangzou, Hanshan Normal U., Jiaying U., Guangzhou Open U., Shantou U. in China.

Young Hyun Cho has been a frequent adjudicator for piano competitions. She has judged at Dallas Chamber Symphony Orchestra International Competition, State and Regional divisions of the MTNA piano competitions.

She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, Master’s degree and Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory, and Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University. Her primary teachers include Nelita True, Boris Slutsky and Mikyung Kim.

Young Hyun Cho currently serves an associate professor of piano at the Michigan State University College of Music. Prior to MSU, she served as an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.