Biography

With an innate musicality and overwhelming talent, Seong-Jin Cho has established himself worldwide as one of the leading pianists of his generation and most distinctive artists on the current music scene. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colourful playing can combine panache with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.

Seong-Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in 2015 when he won First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, and his career has rapidly ascended since. In January 2016, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

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Performances

Recital: Granada

Palacio de Carlos V

Maurice Ravel: Sonatine fis-Moll (1903-05) für Klavier Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911) für Klavier Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin - Suite für Klavier (1914/17) Interval Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie, S 161

Chamber music: Granada

Patio de los Arrayanes

Béla Bartók: Klavierquintett C-Dur Sz 23

Wuppertal

Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal

Maurice Ravel: Sonatine fis-Moll (1903-05) für Klavier Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911) für Klavier Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) für Klavier Interval Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie, S 161

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Sergej Prokofieff: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 16

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Japan Recital Tour: Seong-Jin Cho Embarks on an Exploration of Ravel and Liszt

Seong-Jin Cho takes centre stage in Japan for a highly anticipated tour. Renowned for his virtuosity and expressive depth, Cho presents two distinct programmes, each a masterful journey through the works of Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt.

Cho's artistry shines in the first programme, navigating the evocative melodies of Ravel's Sonatine in F-sharp minor, the grandeur…

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Recitals at the Prague Spring Festival and Dresdner Music Festival

This May, Seong-Jin Cho embarks on a whirlwind festival tour, captivating audiences at both the Prague Spring Festival (May 24) and the Dresdner Music Festival (May 25). After an eight-year absence, Cho returns to Prague with a thrilling recital programme that he then reprises in Dresden. 

The first half of the recital showcases three masterpieces by…

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Seong-Jin Cho returns to Carnegie Hall

Seong-Jin Cho returns to Carnegie Hall on May 17 with an exhilarating recital programme featuring masterpieces by Haydn, Ravel, and Liszt. Renowned as a major star of the Hall, Seong-Jin’s 2022 performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 elevated his status to legendary after stepping in on a single day’s notice with the Vienna Philharmonic.…

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Seong-Jin Cho Named Artist-in-Residence for Berliner Philharmoniker 2024/25 Season

We are delighted to announce that pianist, Seong-Jin Cho, is the Artist in Residence of the Berliner Philharmoniker for the 2024/25 season.

Since his debut in 2017, Seong-Jin Cho has worked intensively with the orchestra on several projects, including touring to his home country, South Korea. On this exciting and prestigious role, Cho spoke passionately about…

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Saint-Saëns with the Orchestre Nationale de France in Paris and Germany

Seong-Jin Cho reunites with conductor Cristian Măcelaru and the Orchestre Nationale de France in Paris, embarking on a tour to Dortmund and Mannheim afterward. Cho and Măcelaru are no strangers to collaborative success, having garnered acclaim, including at the BBC Proms, where their "total synchronisation" (Bachtrack) was praised.

Cho takes center stage for Saint-Saëns' dazzling Piano…

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