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  • Doctor of Musical Arts, 2010, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Master of Music in Piano Performance, 2004, The Juilliard School
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, 2002, The Juilliard School


  • University of California, Los AngelesPiano Instructor 2007-2008
  • Village SchoolPiano instructor 2007-2010
  • Juilliard SchoolTeaching Fellow, Piano Minor Program 2003-2004


Provide piano lessons and instruction in music theory to private students, ages 5-18. Students have won awards in a variety of significant California competitions, including first place prizes from the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Korea Times Competition, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, and successful auditions with the Young Musician Foundation Chamber Music Program and university piano program entrance auditions.


Adjudicator Various piano competitions at Southwestern Youth Music Festival
Adjudicator Korea Times Music Competition
Piano Jury Piano minor program, The Juilliard School
Piano Jury University of California, Los Angeles


Pianist and educator Dr. Hye-Won Cho, first prize winner at the 2008 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, has performed as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra in numerous prestigious venues around the world. She has performed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and the Juilliard Theatre in New York; Zipper Hall and Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles; Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory in Boston (simultaneously broadcast on the national radio program "From the Top" on NPR); and the Gewanthaus in Leipzig, Germany. Her performances have also been broadcast on KUSC 91.5 FM.

In addition to her numerous solo performances, Dr. Cho has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the La Mirada Symphony, the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony, the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, and the UCLA Philharmonia. Most recently, Dr. Cho performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto in several concerts with the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. She has also performed in such prestigious music festivals as the Kniesel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine, the Yellowbarn Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, and the Banff Music Festival in Banff, Canada.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Cho started piano lessons at the age of five. Her major teachers include Ick-Choo Moon, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert McDonald, and Walter Ponce. Dr. Cho received both the Bachelor and the Master of Music degrees as a scholarship student from the Juilliard School in New York and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of California, Los Angeles, where she received the Elaine Krown Klein Scholarship and served as a teaching assistant for Professor Walter Ponce, chairman of UCLA's piano department.

Studio Location
West Los Angeles/Hancock Park, California
(323) 424-4598