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

Milan

Teatro alla Scala Milano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Klavierkonzert Nr. 4 G-Dur op. 58

NSOW Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie

Carlos Simon: "Wake Up!" Concerto for Orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven: Klavierkonzert Nr. 4 G-Dur op. 58 Interval Dmitrij Schostakowitsch: Symphonie Nr. 5 d-Moll op. 47

Recital: Ludwigsburg

Forum am Schlosspark

Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise fis-Moll op. 44 (1841) Maurice Ravel: Menuet sur le nom de Haydn (1909) für Klavier Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin - Suite für Klavier (1914/17) Interval Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie, S 161

Recital: Paris

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise fis-Moll op. 44 (1841) Maurice Ravel: Menuet sur le nom de Haydn (1909) für Klavier Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin - Suite für Klavier (1914/17) Interval Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie, S 161

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Europe Tour with the National Symphony Orchestra

This month, Seong-Jin Cho joins the National Symphony Orchestra for their inaugural international tour under the direction of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda. Gracing stages in Madrid, Berlin, Milan, and Hamburg, Cho will enthrall audiences with his rendition of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, a captivating masterpiece that intertwines sublime melodies, dramatic contrasts, and technical brilliance…

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Seong-Jin Cho tours the United States

Embarking on an extensive tour across the United States, Seong-Jin Cho collaborates with prestigious orchestras, some for the first time, presenting a diverse repertoire of masterpieces by Ravel, Beethoven, and Chopin. This period in the United States marks several exciting debuts for Cho, including with the San Francisco Orchestra on January 18, 19, & 20,…

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Seong-Jin Cho returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

On January 5 & 7, Seong-Jin Cho returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for two performances under the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali. At just twenty-one years old, Cho made his debut with Concertgebouw in 2015 and returned to Amsterdam's famous hall in 2017 for his solo debut.

The program journeys through different styles and periods, beginning…

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West Coast tour and concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Seong-Jin Cho begins a West Coast tour this month, playing recitals in Santa Barbara, La Jolla and Aliso Viejo and concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Zubin Mehta. His recital program includes a rich and varied musical experience, featuring works that span different eras and styles, from the classical elegance of Haydn and…

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Asia Tour with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Andris Nelsons

Seong-Jin Cho embarks on a three-week musical journey across Asia this month. The tour commences in his home country of South Korea, spanning six cities across four different countries. Cho is scheduled to perform with one of the world’s top orchestras, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, and participate in a series of recitals.

In Seoul, Cho joins the…

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