Clarinetist Danby Cho, a native of South Korea, is an active performer and teacher on the East Coast of the United States. She is principal clarinet of the Haffner Sinfonietta, New England Repertory Orchestra, Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra and Boston Chamber Symphony.
A versatile chamber musician, she is co-founder of Trio Mirabile and Trio l'ami, and is a member of the Weston Wind Quintet. She has also performed with the Wenham Street Brass, the Haffner Chamber Series and the Atrium Winds. She has appeared as a soloist with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Busan, South Korea, the Busan Clarinet Choir, and the TV and Radio Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has also performed with other ensembles in Canada, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. She performs regularly as a guest solo artist with Amici String Quartet in South Korea.
She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Pusan National University, where she won the concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the Pusan National University Symphony Orchestra. She received her Master’s degree on scholarship from New York University, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University.
Ms. Cho joined the faculty of Boston University Tanglewood Institute in 2014 where she has been an assistant for Clarinet Workshop since 2009, also performing recitals on the faculty concert series. She was recently invited to be an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, and was elected to membership in the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda during her studies at BU.