The 27-year-old US-Korean violinist begins his new role immediately


Daniel Cho © Sejong Soloists

Daniel Cho has been appointed the new concertmaster of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He was selected by music director Kent Nagano and other musicians of the orchestra.

Cho studied at the Juilliard School under violinists Kang Hyo and David Chen. He was part of the Sejong Soloist academy programme, becoming the orchestra’s youngest member, and made his Carnegie Hall recital debut at the age of 16.

He moved to Germany in 2017, earning a master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, studying under Kolja Blacher. In 2019 he was a joint 2nd prize winner at the Max Rostal International Violin Competition in Berlin.

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