The Winner of the 68th Geneva International Music Competition, dedicated this year to composers, is a 25 years South Korean, Kwang Ho Cho. Born in 1987 in Pyeong Taek, in Korea, Kwang Ho Cho started violin studies in 1993. In 2007, he entered the Music Faculty of the University of Yonsei, in Seoul, where he obtained his degrees in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. In 2008, he founded a group of composers called ‘SUM’. In 2009, he followed a masterclass with Thierry Escaich. In 2011, he won the Composition Prize of the George Enescu International Competition for a chamber music piece. In 2012, his works were performed as world premiere for one of the Seoul Culture Festival’s concerts. He is currently studying with Chung Mook Kim at the University Yonsei, where he is studying composition, psychology and French literature. He works as a composer and a conductor.

Cho was chosen among five finalists comprising also:

– Eunho CHANG, South Korea, 29 years

– Gabriele COSMI, Italy, 24 years

– Adriano GAGLIANELLO, Italy, 29 years

– Chikako YAMANAKA, Japan, 30 years

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