Maestro David Cho was appointed Music Director of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in May of 2011. He began his tenure with the LSO in July of 2012. Described as “charming, eloquent, and musical,” David was awarded 1st Prize at the Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition held in Mexico City, Mexico. This award has led to numerous guest conducting engagements in Europe and South America.
David attended the Tanglewood Music Center as a conducting fellow in 1999, followed by conducting studies under Larry Rachleff at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. David was a recipient of the Karajan Fellowship in 2003 at the Salzburg Festival, where he worked with the Vienna Philharmonic. The same year, David participated in the National Conducting Institute, where he made his début with the National Symphony at the John F. Kennedy Center. In North America, David has conducted at the Grand Teton and Aspen Music Festivals and has made appearances with the symphonies of Seattle, Houston, Memphis, Fort Wayne, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport. David first worked with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in March of 2007, and then again in October of 2009 as a guest conductor.
David has served as the Associate Conductor of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera and Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has also served as the Bruno Walter Resident Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony.
David and his wife Gloria have now made their home in Lubbock. Maestro Cho launched the LSO's 12-13 season with a manificent gala performance featuring famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing with the orchestra.