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Samantha Cho – Sunday, August 15 at 4 pm



Samantha Cho, piano

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C major, K. 132; Sonata in D minor, K. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in A minor; Sonata in B-flat major, K. 570
Johannes Brahms Intermezzi, Op.117
Sofia Gubaidulina Toccata Troncata; Invention

Born in Los Angeles, pianist Samantha Cho is active professionally as a performer and educator. Her recent appearances include performing as a guest artist on San Francisco Symphony Chinese New Year Concert, streamed on San Francisco Symphony +, Seattle’s Classical King FM, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert in Chicago Cultural Center, San Francisco’s Noontime Concert Series, University of Minnesota Morris, and more. 2021-2022 highlights include solo recitals at Old First Concert Series and National Christian Church (DC) and a chamber music recital at Sunset Music & Arts. Passionate in chamber music, Samantha has performed with members of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Houston Symphony, and she has also performed with Kenwood Symphony as winner of the 19th Annual Master’s Concerto & Aria Competition. Her performances have been broadcast on WFMT, Classical King FM, Arte TV, KTSF 26 and NBC Bay Area.

Samantha is currently an adjunct instructor of music at Southwest College, where she teaches class piano and music appreciation courses. She has also taught pre-college chamber music at San Francisco  Conservatory of Music since 2016.

Samantha received her BM at Northwestern University, MM at Cleveland Institute of Music and DMA at University of Minnesota. She is grateful to her following teachers: Robert Turner, Alexander Braginsky, Sylvia Wang, Paul Schenly and Kathryn Brown.

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