Brannon Cho


Brannon Cho is the First Prize winner of the prestigious 6th International Paulo Cello  Competition, and is also a top prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth, Naumburg, and  Cassadó International Cello Competitions.  

Most recently, Brannon Cho is the recipient of the 2020 Janos Starker Foundation  Award, the Landgraf von Hessen Prize from Kronberg Academy, the 2019 Ivan  Galamian Award previously held by James Ehnes, and is a scholarship holder in the  Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. 

Brannon Cho has appeared as a soloist with many of the top orchestras around the  world, including the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Chamber  Orchestra of Europe, Belgian National Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and  Brussels Philharmonic. 

Born in New Jersey, Brannon Cho received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern  University’s Bienen School of Music under Hans Jørgen Jensen. He was awarded the  Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Laurence  Lesser. He also completed the Professional Studies program at the Kronberg Academy,  under the tutelage of Frans Helmerson. Brannon Cho performs on a rare cello made by  Antonio Casini in 1668 in Modena, Italy, and is sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld.