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Performer: Seong-Jin Cho

Biography

Seong-Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in October 2015 when he won First Prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Four years before he had won 3rd Prize at the Tchaikovsky competition, aged only 17. With his overwhelming talent and natural musicality, Seong-Jin Cho is rapidly embarking on a world-class career and is considered one of the most distinctive artists of his generation.

Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong-Jin started studying the piano at 6 and gave his first public recital five years later. In September, 2008 at the age of 14, he won the 1st prize at the 6th Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition. In November, 2009 he won the 1st prize at the 7th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan (youngest winner in its history).

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New York CitySeong-Jin Cho

© Harald Hoffmann, DG
Schubert, Debussy, Mussorgsky
Seong-Jin Cho, Piano

StockholmSeong-Jin Cho, piano recital

Seong-Jin Cho, piano recital
Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Mussorgsky
Seong-Jin Cho, Piano

LondonRussian Roots

Rachmaninov, Balakirev, Shostakovich
London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Seong-Jin Cho

Hong KongSanta Cecilia on tour

Beethoven
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Sir Antonio Pappano; Seong-Jin Cho

BeijingSanta Cecilia on tour

Beethoven
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Sir Antonio Pappano; Seong-Jin Cho
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Eloquence and elegance from the EUYO, Noseda and Cho

Seong-Jin Cho and the EUYO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The European Union Youth Orchestra confirms its exceptional quality in Zubel and Tchaikovsky. In Chopin, Seong-Jin Cho shows why he is a rising star of distinction.
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Seong-Jin Cho shows maturity and subtlety in Verbier recital

Seong-Jin Cho © Harald Hoffmann | DG
In a passionate and evocative programme, South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho shows that his interpretive skills can start to blossom beyond mere technical prowess. 
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Mixed performances from Simon Rattle and the Berlin Phil in Hong Kong

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic © LCSD
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra are at a distance from performing at their usual top form in their returning concert in Hong Kong.
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A dynamic Carmina Burana at Wolf Trap

JoAnn Falletta © David Adam Beloff
Torrential downpours and the croaking of consumptive frogs fail to dampen spirits at Wolf Trap's National Symphony Orchestra concert featuring pianist Seong-Jin Cho, JoAnn Falletta and a massive community chorus.
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Exquisite Chopin recital from Korean Competition Winner

Seong-Jin Cho © Fryderyk Chopin Institute | Bartek Sadowski
Having watched the web live-stream of Seong-Jin Cho’s performances at last year’s Chopin Competition and subsequently listened to the live CD as well, I already had a fair idea of his playing.
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