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VC Artist Cellist Brannon Cho's 2014 Meadowmount School of Music Performance

Watch Brannon play Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 with pianist Hsiao-Ling Lin


Established in 1944 by pedagogue Ivan Galamian, the Meadowmount School of Music offers a 7-week summer program in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York for aspiring professional string players.

This year's edition will be held from June 26 to August 11, in Westport, New York. Open to violinists, violists, and cellists, the application deadline is January 17, 2023.

For more information on applying, click here.

Former students include Itzhak Perlman, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Kyung-Wha and Myung-Wha Chung, Jesse Montgomery, Rachel Barton Pine, Pinchas Zukerman, Jaime Laredo, Michael Rabin, Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Joshua Bell, and James Ehnes.

Another alumn is VC Artist Brannon Cho — who performed at the Meadowmount School of Music, on July 24, 2014.




Brannon is a graduate of Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Hans Jørgen Jensen and Laurence Lesser, and is currently a Professional Studies Program student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy.

Brannon is the First Prize winner of the prestigious 6th International Paulo Cello Competition and is also a prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth, Naumburg, and Cassadó International Cello Competitions.

He was the recipient of the 2020 Janos Starker Foundation Award, the Landgraf von Hessen Prize from Kronberg Academy, the 2019 Ivan Galamian Award, and is a scholarship holder in the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

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