The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra is proud to welcome guest artist Richard Cho to the stage April 24th, 2018. Richard is the first place winner of the 2017 Young Artists Competition (YAC) for Strings. He will be performing Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. This piece, consisting of three movements, was written in 1844 and is known as one of the most captivating and popular of the violin concertos.
Concert goers will hear both the Mendelssohn with Richard Cho, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, also known as his Titan Symphony. What a treat! This is an incredibly strong concert program scheduled for the season finale in Callaway Auditorium. Tickets are currently available online HERE, by phone: 706-882-0662, and by email: firstname.lastname@example.org . It is highly recommended to get your tickets for “The World’s Embrace” concert early.
Mr. Cho’s performance is part of the YAC Dorothy Allen Turner Award for first place in which the winner appears with the LSO during the following formal season.
Born in the United States and making his solo debut with the Orchestra of Omaha at age 11, violinist Richard J. Cho, age 16, has since had numerous other musical achievements to recognize his passion for music. Recently, Richard was selected as the 2nd place winner of the 2018 Blount Slawson Competition and the 3rd place winner of 2018 Hilton Head Young Artists Competition. Also, as a two-time winner of both the Ruth Kern Concerto Competition in 2013 and 2017 and the Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition in 2014 and 2017, Richard has played solos with both the Atlanta Community Orchestra and the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the winner of the Dorothy Allen Turner first place award in the 2017 Lagrange Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition. Moreover, Richard was the 1st place winner in the strings category of the Ronald Sachs International Competition in April 2017. Aside from competitions, Richard participated in the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra for two years, and has attended Bowdoin International Music Festival in 2015, 2016, 2017 and Pyeongchang International Music Festival (Great Mountains Music Festival) in 2017.
Richard’s current teacher is Professor Sergiu Schwartz in the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. His former teachers include Sonja Foster in Atlanta, GA and William Wolcott in Omaha, NE. Currently, Richard is a Junior at Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, GA.