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Minchang Jo

Minchang Jo, born in 1994 in the South Korean capital Seoul, received his first violin lessons at the age of seven. Between 2011 and 2013, he continued his musical education with Hyo-kyung Kim in Seoul. During this time, Minchang Jo won second prize at the Korean Society and Music Competition in Busan. From 2013, he studied with Professor Min-jae Chay and Ji-min Ham, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 2017. During this period, Minchang Jo won a third prize at the classical music magazine "Cun-Chu" competition in Seoul. In 2017, he began his master's studies at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden with Professor Igor Malinovsky and graduated in 2019. Minchang Jo gained orchestral experience between 2007 and 2014 in the Aloysius Youth Orchestra in Busan. Particularly formative for him were performances with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall (2010), Seoul Art Center (2012), Suntory Hall (2012), and Fukuoka Symphony Hall (2014).x