A versatile cellist, Jisoo Ok has performed throughout North America, Europe, Argentina, Korea and New Zealand as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Ms. Ok has appeared in venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center´s Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, J.F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., the FOCUS! Festival, Spoleto Festival "Festival dei Due Mondi" in Spoleto, Italy, the Town Halls of Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand, and Kumho Arts Hall in Seoul, Korea.
Since graduating from The Juilliard School in 2006, Ms. Ok has been deeply committed to the music of tango. Recent highlights include performances
with renowned pianist/composer Pablo Ziegler and Hector Del Curto in Buenos Aires and Miami International Piano Festival, with Eternal Tango at Lincoln Center Summer
Festival in New York City, American Folk Festival in Maine, Festival Iberoamericano de las Artes in Puerto Rico and Le Carrefour Mondial de l'accordion in Quebec.
With her husband, Hector Del Curto, she has produced a critically acclaimed CD, Eternal Tango in June 2007.
In 2003, Ms. Ok was the winner of the New Juilliard Ensemble´s Concerto Competition which led to the performance of Jonathan Keren´s Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall. She also premiered Matthew Kajcienski´s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra with the Manhattan Virtuosi Orchestra (now Ensemble du Monde) at the Great Hall of Cooper Union.
Ms. Ok has won top prizes in the National Symphony Orchestra´s Young Soloist Competition, the New Juilliard Ensemble Concerto Competition, the Soratin International Competition, the Westpac Chamber Music Competition, the National Sheraton Music Competition, the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand´s "Young Performer of the Year" award.
An active chamber musician, Ms. Ok had residencies at the Spoleto Festival "Festival dei Due Mondi" in Italy and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chamber music workshop as well as participating in the Juilliard String Quartet seminar.
Jisoo Ok began her cello studies at the age of eleven in Korea after studying violin for several years. Her early teachers included James Tennant
and Natalia Pavlutskaya. She has participated in numerous Master Classes with Janos Starker, Bernard Greenhouse, Paul Katz, Laurence Lesser and Anner Bylsma.
Ms. Ok received her Bachelor´s and Master´s degrees from The Juilliard School, studying with Bonnie Hampton and Fred Sherry, where she received the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship and the Heward Memorial Scholarship.