Yoon Sang Timothy Cho

From Seoul, South Korea, Yoon Sang Timothy Cho is a dedicated conductor and violinist in New York City. His current posts are Music Director/Conductor of Manhattan Music Festival, Music Director of BrokenBuilders UMC, and Director/Conductor of Amadeo Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with New York Classical Symphony Orchestra as the assistant conductor for four seasons as well as with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra for one season.

As a violinist, Mr. Cho has his seasonal performances with Berkshire Bach SocietyEnsemble du Monde, and The Element making appearances in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Forrest Theatre, Smetana Hall, Dvorak Concert Hall, etc. Outside the classical scene, Mr. Cho collaborates with several rising producers/bands; Young the Giant and Grouplove  [Universal Records] and has toured with them in 2012 on the east coast at venues such as House of Blues, Electric Factory, Terminal 5, and the 9:30 Club. Mr. Cho also serves as a member of the faculty of New York School of Music & Art and was a faculty member at Grace Music School, as an instructor in violin.

Mr. Cho began his career in San Jose, CA with several award-winning violin performances with San Jose Young Artist Concerto Competition, California Young Artist Concerto Competition. He has also toured with San Jose Youth Symphony as the concertmaster in various countries in Eastern Europe and South America where the orchestra was awarded the Ambassador Award for Cultural Diplomacy by the U.S. Ambassador, the Hon. April H. Foley. Mr. Cho moved to New York in 2009 to study violin with Isaac Malkin at Manhattan School of Music receiving his Bachelors of Music Degree in 2014. Mr. Cho received his Masters of Music Degree; Orchestral Conducting, under the tutelage of George Manahan, in 2016.


Past Directors
David Gilbert

David Gilbert is acclaimed for his dynamic performances with orchestras throughout the United States, the Far East and Europe. Born to a family of musicians, he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and won first prize in the 1970 Dimitri Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition. Assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic from 1970 to 1979, he was principal conductor of the American Ballet Theatre from 1971 to 1975.

From 1980 to 1982, at China’s invitation, David Gilbert served as principal guest conductor of the Beijing Central Philharmonic. The first American musician to hold a position of prominence in China, Mr. Gilbert was instrumental in rebuilding that nation’s major symphonic orchestra.

David Gilbert is the resident conductor and a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music where he has conducted both symphony and opera, including several important New York premieres. CDs of Ned Rorem’s “Miss Julie,” Benjamin Britten’s “Albert Herring,” William Mayer’s “A Death in the Family,” and Scott Eyerly’s “The House of the Seven Gables” (world premiere performance) with the MSM Opera Department, David Gilbert conducting, have been released.

His compositions for chamber ensemble, orchestra, and opera include his “Concerto for Trombone, Brass and Orchestra,” “Ballade Concertante for Tuba and Orchestra,” and “Phoenix Madrigal” for flute and strings

Mr. Gilbert is music director of the Greenwich Symphony(CT) and the Senior Concert Orchestra of New York. He resides in  New Jersey.