Cellist, Jisoo Ok is a multi-faceted musician who has distinguished herself as an interpreter of classical, tango, jazz and contemporary music. She has closely collaborated with distinguished musicians such as pianist Pablo Ziegler, bandoneonist Héctor Del Curto and clarinetist, Paquito D’Rivera and performed with renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter, gypsy guitarist Dorado Schmitt and tango singer Sandra Luna. She performed worldwide in venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Birdland, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, Concerti di Mezzogiorno at Spoleto Festival in Italy, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Miami International Piano Festival, Copa Fest in Brazil, Houston International Festival and SummerStage at Central Park. Ms. Ok’s recording appearance includes Eternal Tango which she co-produced with her husband, Héctor Del Curto and Rojo Tango with bass-baritone Erwin Schrott on Sony Classical.
Born in Seoul, Korea but grew up in New Zealand, Ms. Ok began cello studies at age eleven after studying violin. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School studying with Bonnie Hampton and Fred Sherry and she received chamber music coaching from Itzhak Perlman and Robert Mann.