Contestant 3: Jun Hwi Cho

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Jun  Whi ChoDespite being only 18 years of age, Jun Hwi Cho has already 8 first prizes in piano competitions to his name, both from his home country South Korea and from USA.

He became the 1st Prize Winner of The Seventh New York International Piano Competition in June 2014, a biennial event presented under the auspices of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, and he was awarded a recital at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., as well as further appearances on the Young Artists Series, a program of concerts throughout U.S.A.

Raved by the Washington Post as “A secure, fully professional performance- admirable from any musician, let alone from a teenager,”

Also, he was the 1st Prize Winner of the 2014 Debut International Piano Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall. He had been the recipient of many prizes in his native Korea, appeared twice on the Kumho Prodigy Concert, and performed on the Korean Broadcasting System. In addition, he performed as a soloist with the W. Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bucheon Symphonia Orchestra.

Jun Hwi Cho was born in Seoul and began his piano studies at the age of nine.

He completed in the Preparatory Division of the KNUA and attended the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts. At present, he attends the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School.

 Here is a clip of Jun Hwi Cho from the rehearsals at Debut International Piano Competition 2014. Jun ended up as the First Prize Winner.

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