“Why the Devil Chose the Violin” with Jinjoo Cho

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One of America’s most prominent young concert violinists, Jinjoo Cho, explores why, early in its history, the violin was thought of as Satan’s instrument. Examining the instrument’s Eastern origins and the “Orientalism” mindset of Europe that perceived Eastern culture as sensual and uninhibited, Jinjoo explores how our fear of the unknown creates misperception.

This event has been recorded and is now available on YouTube.



About the Artists

Jinjoo Cho

Violinist Jinjoo Cho is redefining what it means to be a classical artist in the 21st Century as a charismatic soloist, dynamic and engaging chamber musician, dedicated teacher, innovative artistic director, and published writer. Jinjoo’s technical and artistic skills have been tested and proven as first prize winner of some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, such as the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and Concours musical international de Montréal, in addition to the Buenos… Read more