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

CANCELLED Budapest Festival Orchestra

Paris

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Iván Fischer, conductor

CANCELLED Budapest Festival Orchestra

Brugge

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Iván Fischer, conductor

CANCELLED Budapest Festival Orchestra

Brugge

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2

Iván Fischer, conductor

CANCELLED Budapest Festival Orchestra

Frankfurt

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Iván Fischer, conductor

News & Press

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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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Berliner Philharmoniker & Andris Nelsons

On 19 December Seong-Jin will return to Berliner Philharmoniker and perform Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Andris Nelsons. The concert will be streamed live on the orchestra’s Digital Concert Hall and available on DG Stage from 1-3 January 2021.

Photo: © Monika Rittershaus

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DG Yellow Lounge from Beethoven-Haus Bonn

In honour of Beethoven's 250th birthday, Seong-Jin performs works by the composer together with cellist Kian Soltani at the DG Yellow Lounge from Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. The two of them will also present parts of the programme at the ZDF Morgenmagazin (Germany) the following week on 17 December 2020, the date Beethoven was baptised - the first…

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Recital tour in Korea

Seong-Jin looks forward to embarking on an extended recital tour through Korea in November. He will play works by Brahms, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, Szymanowksi and of course Chopin in Gwangju, Daegu, Busan, Changwon, Chuncheon, Seongnam, Suwon, Gyeongju, Daejeon, Yeosu and at Seoul Arts Center.

Photo: © Credia

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Limelight: The Wanderer review

Limelight Magazine

“The Wanderer” album is a sparkling showreel of Cho’s talents and makes an impressive follow-up to his previous Mozart and Debussy albums.

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