Violinist Angelia Cho was born in 1981 in Columbia, South Carolina. She began to study violin at the age of three. A year later she made her public recital debut at South Carolina Women’s College, and she was asked to perform on NBC-TVs critically acclaimed PM Magazine. Angelia made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 11 at the Mann Music Center and again in the Academy of Music three years later.
Ms. Cho won the 2006 Concerto Competition at The New England Conservatory that resulted in a solo performance with the NEC Symphony in Jordan Hall. Ms. Cho was also chosen to perform a solo piece for violin and woodwinds composed by the celebrated American composer Gunther Schuller during Festival Week at The New England Conservatory that honored the legendary composer.
Angelia entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 1996 to study with the late Jascha Brodsky. She later studied with world renowned violinist Ida Kavafian. Since then she has appeared as soloist with many ensembles including Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, Israel Kibbutz Orchestra and Allegro Society and has collaborated with conductors Mark Laycock, Daniel Meyer, Luis Biava, Shlomo Mintz, and David Lobel. Angelia Cho, who graduated from Curtis Institute of Music in 2002, won first prize in the National Society of Arts and letters Violin Competition. She then went on to complete graduate studies with Donald Weilerstein at The New England Conservatory.
Angelia Cho graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2002 and in that same year won first prize in the National Society of Arts and Letters Violin Competition. She gave a recital at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia. The City Paper wrote, “ Displayed bottomless technique and electrifying passion. Her future would seem to be without limit.”
Angelia has attended Kneisel Hall, Sarasota Festival, Verbier Festival, Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourses in Israel, International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England and the Yellow Barn Music festival.
Angelia was a founding member of A Far Cry. She relocated to New York City to join The Academy at Carnegie Hall and retired from A Far Cry in the Fall of 2007.