Jun Cho

Setnor School of Music

Assistant Teaching Professor, Applied Music and Performance (Piano)

Jun Cho

301 Crouse College

Pianist Jun Cho is a multifaceted artist known for his versatility as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator.

His performances have captivated audiences in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, 92nd Street Y, Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, Benaroya Hall, Kennedy Center, Barclay Theater, Salle Métropole, Salle Bourgie, and Seoul Arts Center, among others. Cho has appeared as a guest artist at Texas Wesleyan University, Gijón International Piano Festival, La Jolla Music Society, Cabrillo Festival, Harriman-Jewell Series, North Shore Chamber Music Festival, and Buffalo Chamber Music Society. He has given lectures and masterclasses at Arizona State University and Sungshin Women's University in Korea.

A passionate collaborator, Cho frequently performs with esteemed musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Philippe Quint, Stefan Jackiw, Ray Chen, Clive Greensmith, Steven Banks, and Randall Goosby, among others. As a featured pianist with the Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet, a winner of the Latin GRAMMY Award, Cho brings the rich tradition of tango to life in renowned New York City venues such as The Iridium, Joe’s Pub, and Barbès. In 2024, Cho participated in the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s "Haemosu’s Celestial Chariot Ride" (commissioned and performed by Sejong Soloists) at Zankel Hall.

Concurrent with his position at Syracuse University as assistant teaching professor of piano, Cho is an artist-faculty member at the Perlman Music Program and serves as the studio pianist for violinist Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School. At Juilliard, he also assists piano faculty member Julian Martin. In the past, he served as a faculty member at the Heifetz Institute and taught at the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Division at Rice University.

As a founding member of New York in Chuncheon, a music festival based in Chuncheon, South Korea, Cho has played a pivotal role in creating a vibrant cultural exchange between New York City and Chuncheon. Since 2012, the festival has featured performances by prominent New York City musicians, including members of Brooklyn Rider, Attaca Quartet, and Sybarite 5. Through its outreach programs, including masterclasses and mentorship activities, the festival has nurtured the talents of aspiring musicians in Chuncheon, fostering a thriving musical community. In 2016, Cho, along with the other festival members, was appointed as an honorary ambassador of Chuncheon.

Cho holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in piano performance from the Juilliard School and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His teachers include Julian Martin and Jon Kimura Parker.


  • D.M.A., Rice University
  • M.M., B.M., The Juilliard School