Yeeun Lyla Cho

Violin Teacher, Student

Yeeun Lyla Cho

SAA Member


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Violinist Yeeun Lyla Cho is an active musician who has performed in the U.S. and Asia. Yeeun is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree at the University of Hartford under Professor Anton Miller and serving 20/20 Chamber Honor’s Program. Previously, Ms.Cho studied with Professor Hyeyung Yoon and served as a teaching assistant of the Chamber program under the Chiara Quartet at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her graduate studies (M.M).

She won the second prize in South Korea’s Young Artist Competition when she was 14. Yeeun was also awarded the first prize in the Korea Arts & Culture International Exchange Association of Music in 2007 and the second prize in the National Korean-American Student Music Concours in 2008. An avid violinist, Yeeun received the Promising Young Artist Concert nvitation of Youngsan Foundation in 2014 and 2015. As a chamber musician, Ms.Cho had the Faculty Concert with Chiara Quartet as an alternate winner of the Play With the Chiaras and performed at the Kimble Hall in 2016, 2017, and 2018 as an winner of the Honors Chamberfest.

She actively appeared on stages as an orchestra member of the Lincoln Symphony and a concertmaster of the University of Nebraska Symphony. Yeeun has served as the principal of the Hartt Symphony, University of Nebraska Symphony/Opera Orchestra, and Hansei Symphony. Ms.Cho has served as a fellow with the Round Top Music Festival and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and is currently an orchestral fellow with the Stamford Symphony.

Yeeun has been a dedicated teacher for more than ten years. As an educator, Ms. Cho teaches in the Hartt School Community Division, the Charter Oak Cultural Center, and the Miller Music School. To broaden her horizon as a teacher, she studied at the Bethesda University of California (2013) and the Tianjin Polytechnic University in China (2014) as an exchange student. During her undergraduate studies, Yeeun obtained the Dalcroze method certification and the Harmony Nation Orchestra Professional Teacher certification. Ms.Cho taught many students at various places such as the Harmony Nation School, a public elementary school, and her own violin studio in Korea. Ms. Cho is currently receiving the Suzuki Training at the Hartt School from Christie Felsing.