Tony Cho, piano
A former music staff member at The Juilliard School and the University of Southern California, pianist Tony Cho is currently a faculty opera/vocal coach at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a member of the coaching faculty at SongFest at the Colburn School in the summer season. Cho has worked as répétiteur, assistant conductor, opera/vocal coach, recitative accompanist, and administrator, and his wide range of abilities has led him to positions on the music staff of many organizations, including the Aspen Music Festival, Central City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Long Beach Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Sarasota Opera, Taos Opera Institute, Tulsa Opera, Virginia Opera, and Opera Theatre of Lucca in Italy.
As vocal and instrumental collaborator, he has performed concerts in such notable venues as Weill Carnegie Hall in New York City, Meany Hall in Seattle, Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, and at many others in the United States and abroad.
A native of South Korea, Cho earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Washington (2003), his Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2000), and his Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University (1998), where he was a recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Music Alumnus Award.