Samantha Cho, pianist

San-Francisco based classical pianist Samantha Cho currently serves as Professor of Piano Pedagogy at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Prior positions include Associate Professor of Music at Cabrillo College.

She has perfomed on San Francisco Symphony’s Chinese New Year Concert, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert in Chicago, Noontime Concert Series, Old First Concert Series, Concerts at Presidio Chapel, and Seattle’s Classical KING. Highlights include being featured on NPR Live Sessions and ArteTV in Seoul, Korea.

2024-2025 appearances include solo and chamber music recitals at Live from WFMT (Chicago), Noontime Concert series and MayBeck Concert (San Francisco.)

An avid chamber recitalist, Samantha has performed with members of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Houston Symphony, and she has also performed with Kenwood Symphony as winner of the 19th Annual Master’s Concerto & Aria Competition. Her performances have been broadcast on WFMT, Classical King FM, National Public Radio, KTSF 26, San Francisco Symphony + and NBC Bay Area.

Samantha received her Bachelor of Music at Northwestern University, Master of Music at Cleveland Institute of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Minnesota. Her childhood teacher, Robert Turner, was renowned as protegee of the Lhevinnes at the Juilliard School. She continued her studies with the following teachers: Paul Schenly, Kathryn Brown, Sylvia Wang, and Alexander Braginsky.