Internationally acclaimed Korean soprano Kyoung Cho has established a reputation in diverse regions of Asia, Europe, and North America. Critics praised her performances as “Sublimely beautiful, transcendent, serene, dazzling, and heavenly” and “Refined tone color and dignified sound, which effectively expressed an appeal that penetrated the heart.”
Dr. Cho has also recently appeared in Thailand and Cambodia, performing both Korean Art Songs and Italian opera arias. Her solo appearances in Europe have included concerts in Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Czech Republic. On the national level, her performances took place in several cities including in New York City (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall).
Kyoung Cho’s areas of specialization include Korean Art Songs, Italian opera arias, and the music of contemporary composers. Her recent CD recordings on Korean Art Songs CD, published by Centaur Records and Italian Opera Arias CD, published by the Italian SonArt Records Company have been critically acclaimed in the US, Korea, and Italy.
Kyoung Cho is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at USF after having taught at SUNY Fredonia and at Luther College. She received her B.M. in voice from Yonsei University, one of the three most prestigious universities in Korea, M.M. at the Manhattan School of Music, followed by post-graduate studies in opera performance at Yale University. Dr. Cho completed her DMA degree at the University of Memphis, where she was the recipient of the Hohenberg-Scheidt Opera Fellowship.
As a teacher, she has presented voice master classes in China, Korea, Thailand, Luxembourg, and other venues. Her students have been accepted into the Manhattan School of Music, the Mannes College of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory, Yale University, and other prestigious institutions.