Daniel Cho, Cellist for Regina Spektor, Reportedly Drowns in Lake Geneva
Daniel Cho, a cellist for Regina Spektor, reportedly drowned Tuesday, July 6, in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, according to Geneva Lunch. The tragedy happened a day before Spektor's scheduled gig at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Cho, who performed with Spektor on Spinner's Interface in 2009, attended the Berklee College of Music and was currently living in Brooklyn, N.Y. In addition to working with Spektor, his resume as an arranger and cellist included work for Katy Perry, John Mayer, Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata and Coldplay. Cho also had a rock band of his own called Cooper, whose songs have been featured on MTV's 'The Hills' and NBC's 'The Biggest Loser.'
Spektor still managed to take the stage at Montreux, where she was described as distraught and in tears. She made it through her performance, with several breaks needed for her to regain her composure.
In addition to his musical career, Cho was also a correspondent for ESPN Soccernet, where he's been covering South Korea's World Cup team. His original cello and piano compositions can be heard at his MySpace page.
Regina Spektor, 'Us' (Live on the Interface)