Korean-born violist Soyoung Cho began violin at age five and viola at eight. She is a prizewinner at the Johansen International and the Osaka International Music Competitions, was recently a semifinalist in the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York (2022), and appeared at the Primrose International Viola Competition (2021). Soyoung has taken part in programmes of Morningside Music Bridge, Heifetz Institute, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and, in 2021, the Verbier Festival Academy. She regularly plays in chamber ensembles and currently serves as principal viola of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Soyoung graduated from Curtis Institute of Music with a bachelor’s degree in 2022 studying with Roberto Diaz, Hsin-Yun Huang and Ed Gazouleas. She is continuing her master’s studies at Curtis as the Reaumur and Mary Corrin Winston Fellow, studying with Misha Amory and Ed Gazouleas.