Dr. Grace Sun Im Cho
Pianist Grace Sun Im Cho is a prize winner of Ibla Grand Prize International Music Competition in Italy and New York’s Artists International Competition. She performs frequently in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the New York metropolitan area, Europe, and South Korea.
As a winner of Artists International's Special Presentation Award, she gave her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weil Recital Hall in 2001, followed by a solo recital at Merkin Concert Hall as an alumnus winner of Artists International Competition in 2002. Her performances extended to the International Piano Festivals in Paris, France and Vila-Seca, Spain, and the Musica Festival in Tivoli, Italy, where she performed as a guest artist. She appeared as a chamber musician in Concerts at One series sponsored by Trinity Wall Street, and performed with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra at Merkin Hall sponsored by New York Concert Artists & Associates. In recent years, she has had numerous concerto performances with Metro Chamber Orchestra, Korea Soloist Orchestra, and chamber music performances with Tutti Chamber Ensemble and Lucidus Ensemble. She received high acclaim from The Journal of Music and The Piano for her recital at Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul, in which she was praised for her "brilliant technique, thoughtful playing, and sensitive, colorful touch." She has given New York premiere performances of works by Nancy Van de Vate, Julien Yu, Andreas Tarkamnn, I-Chun Lee and Tsang-Houei Hsu, to name a few.
Dr. Cho received her Master of Music degree as well as the Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a recipient of the University Fellowship award from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is a member of National Education Association, American Musicological Society – Greater New York Chapter, as well as one of the founding members of Lucidus Ensemble, Muse Chamber Ensemble and Tutti Chamber Ensemble.
She has been a juror for LISMA International Music Competition, Manhattan International Music Competition, International Music Concours, National Guild of Piano Teachers Audition, New York International Classical Music Competition, New York Laureate International Music Competition, Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation Piano Competition, CPSM Soloist Competition, LIC Soloist Competition, and CPSM Bach Festival Competition. She is currently an adjunct professor at Westchester Community College, the Preparatory Division of Queen College, and Long Island Conservatory.