Edward Cho is a Canadian-Korean cellist, originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. He has been a two-time grand winner of the Competitive Music Festival of New Brunswick, winner of the Ken Murray Concerto Competition, and the Third Prize Winner at the Elora TD Canada Trust Competition. As a chamber musician, Cho has studied under several acclaimed groups and individuals, including the Takacs Quartet, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Stanley Ritchie, Anne Epperson, the Pacifica Quartet, Mark Kaplan, Kevork Mardirossian, Joseph Swensen, and the Penderecki Quartet.
Cho has been featured as the soloist with Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Stratford Symphony, Wilfrid Laurier University Orchestra, and Symphony New Brunswick. Moreover, Cho used to be a piano major. In 2010, he performed both Edvard Grieg’s piano concerto and Edward Elgar’s cello concerto in a single evening titled ‘Three Edwards’ with the University of Waterloo Orchestra.
Having accumulated a unique variety of experience throughout his studies, including conducting, Baroque cello, and advanced music theory, Cho’s desire is to share this wealth of knowledge and a profound joy of music through his performances. Before turning his focus to studying music, he was a mechatronics engineering student with an interest in theoretical physics. Cho enjoys serving as a catalyst between the ever-evolving technological advancements and the musical world.
Cho is currently based in Winchester, Virginia, where he is completing his doctoral studies at Shenandoah University with Julian Schwarz. He earned degrees at Indiana University (M.M. and P.D.) with Peter Stumpf and Wilfrid Laurier University (B.Mus.) with Paul Pulford.