Daniel Cho, Assistant Conductor


Daniel Cho is a Korean-American conductor and violinist from San Francisco, California. He began his journey as a conductor at the age of 16, when he was selected to be the Assistant Conductor of the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, in which he also served as concertmaster. Daniel continued his music education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance at New England Conservatory and upon its completion in 2016, he began his Master’s Degree in Conducting at the same institution in 2017. In 2018, Daniel was selected as a conducting fellow by the Vienna Summer Music Festival, studying with Maestros Christian Schulz, Wolfgang Scheidt, and Simeon Pironkoff and was chosen for an engagement with Ensemble PHACE, a Vienna-based contemporary ensemble. During the same year, he attended the International Conducting Institute Czech Republic Workshop in Kroměříž, Czech Republic, studying with Maestros Tomas Netopil, Neil Varon, and Tsung Yeh, and led the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in a performance at the Archbishop’s Palace. Daniel has a particular passion for education and currently works with students and student ensembles throughout the Boston area. Beginning in the fall of 2019, Daniel will serve as Graduate Employee and study Orchestral Conducting at University of Oregon School of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Dr. David Jacobs.