Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Anna Cho holds a Bachelor of Music from Korean National University of Arts, a Master of Music from Yale University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Southern California. A winner of music competitions and awards, Dr. Cho brings to her playing the subtle nuances, color and sensitivity associated with her multicultural background. She has performed as soloist with major orchestras in Korea and Russia, and she was featured as a soloist at a Yale Cellos concert. As a chamber musician, she was the cellist of the string quartet with the world-renowned violinist Midori for over a year. She was selected as the Principal Cellist of the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra in 2007. Dr. Cho has studied in Russia, Korea and the United States under masters of the cello including Eleonore Schoenfeld, Nathaniel Rosen, Peter Stumpf, Aldo Parisot and Myung-Wha Chung.
Dr. Cho is fluent in English, Russian and Korean and has lived in countries on three continents: Russia, Sudan and Korea. Her notable experience include volunteering at AMASE (Academy of Music and Art for Special Education) in San Diego for over 8 years. Dr. Cho also plays the piano and enjoys collaborating with her husband, cellist Xian Zhuo. Currently she serves as Acting Section Cello for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.