Inn-Hyuck Cho, a native of South Korea, was just named Principal Clarinet of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Prior to his appointment in 2016, he was principal clarinet of the Basel Symphony Orchesra (Switzerland), one of the oldest European orchestras, as well as the Musikkollegium Winterthur (Switzerland). He has performed as a guest with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Zurich Philharmonia, Radio France Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra, and the Luzern Symphony Orchestra.
He is member of the Alma Wodwind Quintet, which won first prize in the Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition in Marseille, France.
Mr. Cho was a laureate of the Carl Nielsen International Music Competition and Debussy International Clarinet Competition.
He studied at the Korean National University of Arts and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Prof. Michel Arrignon and Prof. Pascal Moragués.