Pianist Hyejin Cho is a highly active performer with recent concerts across the U.S.A., Germany, Italy, Austria, England, Japan and Korea. Her enthusiasm for Robert Schumann led her to develop the concert series of piano works by Robert Schumann, a project that she has established in six different states – Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah. The Schumann project has been supported by the Missouri Arts Council, Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship (University of Illinois), University of Michigan Research Grant, and OMF Music Resources. Her Schumann performances and interviews on the project have been broadcast, including live streaming of her performance on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series on WFMT 98.7FM and Wheaton College Artist Series. Her first Schumann album will be released under Sheva Collection (UK recording label) in 2021. Furthermore, she published an article “What makes Robert Schumann Schumann: Schumann’s creation of fantasy borrowed from literature, especially E. T. A. Hoffmann’s novel The Life and Opinions of Tomcar Murr (OMF Music Resources).”
Other than the Schumann project, Cho has been featured as a concerto soloist with orchestras, the most recent was with the Northern Illinois Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Jun-Hee Han, playing the Mozart Concertos K. 451 and K. 488 in five cities in northern Illinois.
Along with her solo career, Cho is very passionate about chamber music, having had extensive collaborative performance experiences. She is a founding member of the American Prize winner Koinonia Piano Trio, a performing and teaching ensemble that has performed in New York, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Alaska and 5 cities in Europe as a part of a tour in Austria, Germany and Italy. In addition, she has frequently been invited as a duo performer with artists, including David Halen (Concertmaster of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), Yizhak Schotten (Professor at the University of Michigan), and Jonathan Ruck (Professor at the University of Oklahoma). Her passion for collaboration also brought her to numerous music festivals, including the Innsbrook Institute, Maui Classical Music Festival, Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, and Center Stage Strings among others.
Cho completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Michigan. She is a graduate of Indiana University (MM, AD) studying with Menahem Pressler, and Ewha Women’s University in Korea (BM, Valedictorian).
Cho is on the piano faculty of Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.