Clarinet, Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award
Born in Korea, and raised in Vancouver, Canada, clarinetist Andy Cho is an active orchestral player and chamber musician. Andy has appeared as a soloist with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra on many occasions performing Clarinet Concertos by Copland, Mozart and Weber. As an orchestral player, Andy has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Symphony in C (New Jersey), and American Youth Symphony (Los Angeles). Andy has worked with renowned conductors such as James Conlon, Peter Oundjian, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Carl St. Clair, and Bramwell Tovey among others.
A laureate of many competitions, Andy received 1st prize at the Vancouver Kiwanis Competition, Canadian Music Competition, and Burnaby Clef Competition. He has also won the Bruce Zalkind Memorial Endowed Music Award, Scholarship Wind Quintet Award at the University of Southern California and a Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award in New York.
Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University, Masters of Music and Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California, and Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He has participated at music festivals such as Aspen Music Festival, National Art Centre’s Young Artist Program, National Orchestral Institute, Sarasota Music Festival, Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, and National Youth Orchestra of Canada. His primary teachers include Wes Foster, Ricardo Morales, Yehuda Gilad, Michele Zukovsky, and Anthony McGill.