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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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LondonRussian Roots

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

IstanbulOpening Concert

Opening Concert
Beethoven, Liszt
Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra; Aziz Shokhakimov; Seong-Jin Cho

VailMozart and Rachmaninoff

Clyne, Mozart, Rachmaninov
Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Seong-Jin Cho

JūrmalaLondon Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gianandrea Noseda, Seong-Jin Cho

London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gianandrea Noseda, Seong-Jin Cho
Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Seong-Jin Cho

Los AngelesDudamel Conducts Rachmaninov & Stravinsky

Rachmaninov, Stravinsky
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Gustavo Dudamel; Seong-Jin Cho
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Seong-Jin Cho brings his remarkable tonal abilities to Carnegie Hall

Seong-Jin Cho at Carnegie Hall in 2017 © Julien Jourdes
Seong-Jin Cho's mixture of virtuosic and poetic dispositions, of fierce and restraint temperaments were constantly present during the entire recital.
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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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