Biography

With an overwhelming talent and innate musicality, Seong-Jin Cho has made his mark as one of the consummate talents 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 the First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. In January 2016, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

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Performances

Recital

Liederhalle Stuttgart

Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20
Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31
Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor Op. 39
Scherzo No. 4 in E major Op. 54

Orchestre National de France

Maison de la Radio Paris

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Orchestre National de France

Maison de la Radio Paris

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Orchestre National de France

Grand Théâtre de Provence

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

News & Press

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Chopin album release and recital tour

Today sees the release of Seong-Jin's latest album under the Deutsche Grammophon Label! Following the highly acclaimed recording of Chopin's First Piano Concerto and the Four Ballades, Seong-Jin joined forces with the London Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Gianandrea Noseda once again to record Chopin's Second Piano Concerto and the Four Scherzi. You can buy or…

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Double Debut with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

Seong-Jin celebrates two debuts in one concert: he will perform with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for the first time, simultaneously marking his first performance at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. For this occasion he will play Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K. 488 under Maestro Duncan Ward at the MuK Lübeck on the 29th and…

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New release: Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 and Scherzi

“Chopin’s music is very honest, it reflects his emotional personality and it shows that he was not afraid to communicate that to his audience and to the world.”

Seong-Jin Cho

After the success of his first studio album for Deutsche Grammophon, featuring Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 and the Four Ballades, Seong-Jin looks forward to the release…

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Debut with Camerata Salzburg

Seong-Jin will step in for Víkingur Ólafsson, making his debut with the prestigious Camerata Salzburg this week! He will play Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 twice on Thursday 4th and Sunday 6th at the Universitätsaula Salzburg under the baton of Maestro Andrew Manze.

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Mozartwoche online

In honour of W.A. Mozart’s 265th birthday, Seong-Jin will perform the newly discovered Allegro in D-Dur KV 626b/16 during the prestigious Mozartwoche online on the 27th of January 2021 at 6pm CET, along with other works by the influential composer. The performance was recorded at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and will be broadcast on the streaming platform fidelio.…

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