Biography

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. With an innate musicality and consummate artistry, his thoughtful and poetic, virtuosic, and colourful playing can combine panache with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance. He is celebrated unanimously across the globe for his expressive magic and illuminative insights.

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 early 2016, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and, in 2023, Cho was awarded the prestigious Samsung Ho-Am Prize in the Arts in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the world of classical music.

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Performances

Recital: Gstaad

Kirche Saanen

Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie, S 161 Maurice Ravel: Miroirs (Spiegelbilder) für Klavier (1904/05)

London

Royal Albert Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 9 Es-Dur KV 271 "Jeunehomme-Konzert"

Recital: La Roque

Parc du Château de Florans

Maurice Ravel: Menuet Antique (1895) für Klavier 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

Recital: Edinburgh

The Queen's Hall Edinburgh

Maurice Ravel: Menuet Antique (1895) für Klavier Maurice Ravel: Sonatine fis-Moll (1903-05) für Klavier Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911) für Klavier Interval Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie, S 161

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Beethoven 4 and 5 with Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Baden-Baden

On July 21, Seong-Jin Cho makes a triumphant return to the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. He joins forces with the renowned Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by the esteemed Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This captivating performance marks the closing concert of the La Capitale d'Été festival and promises a thrilling exploration of contrasting emotions.

Cho opens the evening with the…

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Prokofiev with Gianandrea Noseda and the Philharmonia Zürich

On July 14, pianist Seong-Jin Cho returns to the Opernhaus Zürich for a highly anticipated reunion with longtime collaborator, conductor Gianandrea Noseda, and the Philharmonia Zürich. Their artistic partnership extends beyond the stage, as they've previously recorded two Chopin piano concertos together with the London Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon. More information and purchase links…

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Seong-Jin Cho Returns for HK Phil’s 50th Season Finale

Seong-Jin Cho returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on July 5 & 6 for their final concerts of the season, a momentous occasion marking the orchestra's golden anniversary year. This eagerly anticipated performance also signifies Cho's first collaboration with conductor Tarmo Peltokoski.

In 2019, Cho captivated audiences on the HK Phil stage, earning rave reviews…

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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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