Eugenia Cho

Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Michigan, BM Violin Performance 2023
Manhattan School of Music, MM Orchestral Violin Performance 2025

Eugenia Cho has played the violin since she was 6 years old. She has always been passionate about orchestral playing and has been seated in leadership positions for numerous orchestras, including the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Campus Symphony Orchestra, as well as 4 consecutive seasons of the Michigan All State & Honors Orchestras. She has had the honor of working with musicians, such as Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz Lincoln Center, Oriol Sans, and Dr. Larry Livingston.

What inspired you to become a musician?
Dr. Larry Livingston from USC, guest conducted Michigan All State HS Orchestra, he was amazing at telling us stories about the pieces like the historical context and everything in a really interesting engaging way

Who are your all-time favorite composers and/or pieces? Why?
Shosty 5 because it’s so powerful and beautiful, also played this at the All-State Orchestra with Dr Livingston.

What is an interesting fact about you and/or your instrument?
My violin is named Violinia.

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Exploring! (new foods, new places, new activities, etc!)

Why did you choose the NRO?
The repertoire seemed so great and the location! I’ve heard great things about NRO from friends that have gone in the past.