The Adelphi Orchestra Sixteenth Annual Young Artist Competition Winner, SoHyun Ko, will be performing May 2 from 11:00am to 12:00pm on UNITE in support of efforts in the Global Pandemic. SoHyun Ko is a 13 year old violinist currently studying with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division.
SoHyun began studying violin at the age of 4 at the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts. In 2014 the Stiftung Mozarteum in Austria invited the 8 year old to Salzburg where at the Mozart Wohnhaus, SoHyun played Mozart's original violin. Austria National television ORF broadcasted her performances throughout Europe.
When 9 years old, SoHyun met famed violinist Pinchas Zukerman in 2015, a meeting which led to her present education. Together they performed Bach concerto for Two violins in 2016 in Korea. Their celebrated performance was widely broadcast on TV and published in Korean newspapers.
In 2018 SoHyun was reunited in performance with Mr. Zuckerman at Cadogan Hall in London performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Pinchas Zukerman.
Prior to SoHyun's US participation in the Adelphi Orchestra's Sixteenth Annual Young Artist Competition her many accomplishments include first prizes at numerous competitions: Mastmedia's 17th Korean Strad Concours (2015), the 14th Korean Violin Competition of the Korean Chamber Orchestra (2013), the 40th Korean Violin Competition of the Hankook Ilbo (2012). She will be perfoming with the Adelphi Orchestra in our next Young Artist Concerts in New Jersey and New York City.
The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra performing symphonic, chamber, operatic, choral and dance concerts. For the past 16 years, the Adelphi Orchestra has sponsored a Young Artist Competition and Young Artist Concerts throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. The Adelphi Orchestra presents concerts with accomplished national and international guest soloists and distinguished conductors. Nominated by its peers for the past 5 years in the Jersey Arts People's Choice Award in the Favorite Orchestra/Symphony Division, the Adelphi Orchestra is a member of the League of Orchestras and Opera America and is a partner orchestra with the Carnegie Hall Link Up program providing in-school concerts. The orchestra is currently under the direction of Music Director Richard Owen. For the past 66 years, it is northern New Jersey's longest continuously performing orchestra and a member of the New Jersey cultural community.