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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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AmsterdamEuropean Union Youth Orchestra

© Harald Hoffmann
Bernstein, Chopin, Tchaikovsky
European Union Youth Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Seong-Jin Cho

LondonRussian Roots

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

New York CitySeong-Jin Cho Recital

Seong-Jin Cho, Piano

LuganoOSI al LAC - Chopin & Mendelssohn

Chopin, Mendelssohn
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Diego Matheuz; Seong-Jin Cho

TurinRachmaninov, Tchaikovsky

Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI; Yuri Temirkanov; Seong-Jin Cho
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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Seong-Jin Cho makes a great first impression

Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Introducing a relatively unknown young pianist to Birmingham Symphony Hall and performing an old standard of the symphonic repertoire, could Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra produce any surprises?
*****
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Roque d’Anthéron : Seong-Jin Cho et Charles Richard-Hamelin dans leur élément, Chopin

Charles Richard-Hamelin © Christophe Gremiot
Une belle idée sous-tend cette « Nuit Chopin », en compagnie des deux lauréats du dernier Concours de Varsovie, celle d’en rejouer la Finale. Voilà le public confronté aux mêmes œuvres, aux mêmes musiciens : Charles Richard-Hamelin et Seong-Jin Cho, accompagnés par Aziz Shokhakimov à la tête du Sinfonia Varsovia.
****1
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