The Grand Valley Piano Chamber Series (GVPCS) presents classical piano chamber music concerts throughout West Michigan. Enacting on the belief that everyone deserves great musical experience, GVPCS offers all of its concerts for free and operates on generous donations from individuals and organizations.
Board and Staff
Director of the GV Piano Chamber Series, Sookkyung Cho is Associate Professor of Piano at Grand Valley State University. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Sarasota Opera House, Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal in Canada, Château de Fontainebleau in France, Bilkent Piano Festival in Turkey, and Xi’an Conservatory in China. Dr. Cho received a bachelor’s degree from Juilliard, where she was honored with the John Erskine Graduation Prize, and earned a master’s degree at Peabody and a doctorate at Juilliard as a C.V. Starr fellow. Her debut CD, Schubert’s 1817 Sonatas, was released on Centaur to critical acclaim in April 2021. She is proud to be an adopted Michigander!
Andrew is entering his second year as Assistant for the GVPCS. He is in charge of the website and social media accounts and you may have seen him at past concerts taking photos, recording videos, and helping with stage changes. Andrew is pursuing his Bachelor's of Music Education from Grand Valley State University, where he studies violin with Dr. Letitia Jap and plays in the GVSU Symphony Orchestra. In his spare time, Andrew trains for American Ninja Warrior and skis with the GVSU Waterski and Wakeboard Club.
Board of Directors
Dr. Douglas Kindschi, President
Dr. Alan Steinman, Secretary
Dr. Jing Chen, Treasurer
Dr. Sookkyung Cho, Artistic Director
GVPCS is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.