Shinjoo Cho

Shinjoo Cho

Bandoneón | Piano


i-QvD2KWH-XL Bandoneonist, pianist, and accordionist Shinjoo Cho is a solo and chamber musician embodying many musical traditions.

She began her piano study in Korea at the age of five and continued in the US, where she  attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Her path to the music of other cultures began with studies in Serbia and Argentina. Shinjoo has collaborated with international music, dance, and film artists in multi-disciplinary projects as an improviser and an ensemble musician, with performances in the US, Canada, Korea, and Argentina. 

Shinjoo is a co-founder of a Philadelphia-based Oscuro Quintet, a critically acclaimed tango and new music ensemble, which released its first album on PARMA Recordings in 2011 and has been featured on WHYY TV program On Tour.

In 2012 and 2016, she participated in the Marlboro Music Festival under the baton of Leon Fleisher and appeared as a guest soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra. During her 2014-2016 residency in Argentina, Shinjoo's notable appearances include solo piano performance for the President of Argentina, Teatro Colón debut with Branford Marsalis Quartet during the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, and Música Maestra ensemble by composer  Diego Schissi at Centro Cultural Kirchner Symphonic Hall.

She's currently director of Oscuro Quintet in Philadelphia and a member of Astoria Tango Orchestra directed by Daniel Binelli, Abaddón sextet, and Aces of Rhythm sextet in NY.