Violinist Kyungha Ko has made her first solo appearance at the age of 13 with Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s fifth violin concerto. Over her career, Ms. Ko has made frequent solo performances and recitals in the U.S. and Korea including with Seoul National Symphony, Moscow Arco Chamber Orchestra. She was also invited to perform Vivaldi’s concerto for four violins with virtuoso violinist Mark Peskanov with Manhattan Symphonie at the Barge Music and St. Gregory’s Church in New York, and as a soloist for concert series at The Players Club in New York.
Ms. Ko, born in Korea, had moved to New York at the age of 16 to study with Patinka Kopec and Grigory Kalinovsky at the Manhattan School of Music, where she received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. During her academic years, she served as an assistant concertmaster of Opera Orchestra and Jazz Philharmonia. Ms. Ko has won Lillian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music competition, and played in Rafael Piano Trio Masterclass. She also has won the New York String Teacher’s Association Competition, and performed at Carnegie Hall.
Kyungha Ko is a newly appointed faculty member at the New School's Mannes Prep Pre-College Music program, eConnect123 and Thurnauser School of Music. Ms. Ko is also an assistant teacher to New York Philharmonic’s Assistant Concertmaster, Michelle Kim at the Mannes School of Music as well as her private studio. As a guest faculty, she has taught at Mahanaim College in Huntington NY, Luzerne Music Center, and Center Stage Strings. With passion for teaching, her students have won numerous competitions and have been accepted to many prestigious school such as Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Rice University, and La Guardia High School of Music and Art.