Duo Dotto-Cho

May 26, 2021, 12:15 pm

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Duo Dotto-Cho performs music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms live from the Chicago Cultural Center.

Arianna Dotto, violin
Hyejin Cho, piano

Born in Chicago and raised in Milan, Italy, violinist Arianna Dotto has performed across the U.S.A., Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany, including at Carnegie “Weill” Recital Hall, the Sala Verdi (Milan), and with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne at the BCV Concert Hall amongst others. She was awarded first prizes at the LMM Young Artist Award, the “Vittorio Veneto”, “Luigi Nono”, “Guido Papini”, and “Rosetum” international competitions, and was a laureate and participant at the prestigious “Concours international de Violin d’Avignon” (France), “Kloster Schöntal Wettbewerb”, ARD Competition (Germany), Bartok World Competition (Hungary), and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Arianna has performed for Radio Classica, the Swiss radio RTS, and WRCJ Radio’s Classical Brunch Series. Her interview for the Wall Street International Magazine appears in the book Milano è Donna (2017), a collection celebrating noteworthy contemporary women of Milanese origin. An avid chamber musician, she studied with the Artemis Quartett in Berlin as first violin of the Lyskamm Quartett, winning several international prizes with that ensemble. Arianna obtained her Master’s Degree at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, under the guidance of P. Vernikov and S. Makarova, while at the same time completing a Praktikum at the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zürich. Her continuing education brought her to the Cleveland Institute of Music to work with Jaime Laredo, and she is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan in the studio of David Halen. Arianna plays on a violin by G. Tononi (ex-Amati, ca. 1690).

Pianist Hyejin Cho is an active performer with recent recitals across the U.S.A., Germany, Italy, Austria, England, Japan and Korea. Frequently invited as a guest artist, Cho has recently given solo recitals at institutions such as Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Northern Illinois University, Wheaton College as a part of the concert series of piano works by Robert Schumann, a project that she has established in six different states – Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah. In 2021, Cho will bring the series to the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in December 2021. The first album of the Schumann project will be released through the Orpheus Classical in May 2021. As a passionate chamber musician, Cho has had extensive collaborative performance experiences. She is a founding member of the American Prize winner Koinonia Piano Trio, a performing and teaching ensemble that has performed in New York, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Alaska and 5 cities in Europe as a part of a tour in Austria, Germany and Italy. In addition, she has collaborated with internationally renowned artists, including Nathan Giem, David Halen, and members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra among others. Originally from Korea, Cho graduated from Ewha Women’s University as a Valedictorian. After graduation, she came to the United States, studying with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University and earning a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma in Piano. In 2018, she completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Michigan. www.hyejinchopianist.com

Biographies courtesy of the IMF.

  • Sonata no. 1 for violin and piano, Op. 105, by Robert Schumann 
    Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck

  • Three romances for violin and piano, Op. 22, by Clara Schumann
    Andante molto
    Leidenschaftlich schnell

  • Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata for violin and piano, by Johannes Brahms