Flute concert with Cho Sunghyun and Andrea Manco

WHERE: Monteverdi Conference Room
WHEN: 1st october | 4:00pm
ORGANIZATION: Associazione Flautisti Italiani

Cho Sunghyun was born in Seoul in 1990. Already from his childhood he showed a strong interest for music along with a great talent for it. He debuted at the Kumho Prodigy Concert Series in 2002 and also performed in many concerts by the Kumho Asian Cultural Federation. In 2005, during his third year of musical studies at the “Korea National University of Arts Preparatory School”, he obtained a scholarship for the “Oberlin College Conservatory of Music” in the US, in the class of Maestro Michel Debost. During his artistic training, Sunghyun Cho cooperated with several orchestras, among others: the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hangzhou Philarmonic Orchestra and the Vladivostok Radio Broadcasting Orchestra. In 2007 he was awarded with the Honourable Mention at the 13th Tokyo Flute Convention, thus starting his brilliant international career. In 2009 he won the 2nd Prize at the Ohio State Flute Association Competition and the 3rd Prize at the 1st Asia Flutists Federation Competition. In the same year he also performed at the Washington D.C. Kennedy Center in live radio broadcasting for the programme “Performance Today”. After his graduation at the “Oberlin College Conservatory of Music” he moved to Germany and starts studying at the “Hoschule für Musik Theater und Medien” of Hannover, under the guidance of Professor Andrea Lieberknecht. In 2011 he won the Jury’s Special Award at the 13th Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition, the 1st Prize at the British Flute Society Young Artist Competition, the 3rd Prize at the Jeunesses International Music Competition in Bucharest and the 2nd Prize at the 14th Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition. In 2012 he won the 1st Prize at the 1st International Flute Competition “Severino Gazzelloni” and the 3rd Prize at the 5th Beijing International Music Competition. Sunghyun Cho is currently carrying on with his musical studies in Germany, at the Karajan Academy with the Berliner Philarmoniker.

Andrea Manco studied at the Conservatory “Tito Schipa” of Lecce under the guidance of Maestro Lugi Bisanti. He graduated at the age of 16 cum laude. He then studied with Persichilli, Mercelli, Cambursano and Marasco at the “Conservatoire Superieure de Musique” of Geneva with Jacques Zoon. Considered as one of the most talented flutists of his generations, he was awarded in several major international flute competitions: “Francesco Cilea” in Palmi, “Leonardo De Lorenzo” in Viggiano, Yamaha Music Foundation in Milan, “Emanuele Krakamp” in Neaples, “Pellegrini” in Cagliari, the 38th International Competition in Budapest and the First International Flute Competition “Maxence Larrieu” in Nice. In 2002 he was appointed by Riccardo Muti as first flute of the Young Orchestra Luigi Cherubini. In 2003, when he was only 20 years old, he became first flute of the Regio Teatro Orchestra in Turin conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Moreover, he was invited as first host flute by following orchestras: La Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Rome Opera, Stuttgart Philharmoniker, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Symphonica Toscanini (conducted by Lorin Maazel) and has performed all over Europe, in the US, Japan, China and Israel.