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

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Berlin

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 19

Kent Nagano, conductor

Recital

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Wismar

Schumann: Humoreske in B Major op. 20 (1838/39)
Szymanowski: Masken op. 34 (1915/16) for piano
Leoš Janáček: Sonata 1. X. 1905
Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor op. 31
Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E major op. 54

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Kissinger Sommer

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 19

Kent Nagano, conductor

Liederabend

Bochum

Schubert: selected songs

Matthias Goerne, baritone

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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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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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