A native of Australia, Adrian Cho moved to Ottawa in 2000. He founded the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra in 2006 and has since worked as its Artistic Director and double bassist. Since its inception, the OJO has delivered a widely acclaimed series of sold-out concerts at the National Arts Centre that has featured some of the capital region’s finest jazz and classical musicians.
Adrian also has a deep background in tech, with over thirty years in the tech industry until his retirement in 2018 (or so he thought). In late 2020, during the pandemic, he founded the syncspace.live platform. This game-changing concept was designed to enable professional musicians to perform together across the Internet without limitations. The platform allows musicians to rehearse, teach, and most importantly, to perform in high-quality live broadcasts which can be ticketed.
In January 2021, Adrian launched a virtual venue to showcase the benefits of the syncspace.live platform, presenting live concerts with musicians performing together across the Internet to audiences at home, all in real-time. Within just a few weeks, the platform has enabled many musicians in the Ottawa region and beyond to once again connect, rehearse, and perform together (virtually). Even though ticket prices remain attractively low for audiences, the average pay for concerts exceeds what musicians might typically earn for in-person concerts.