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Biography

Seong-Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in October 2015 when he won First Prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Four years before he had won 3rd Prize at the Tchaikovsky competition, aged only 17. With his overwhelming talent and natural musicality, Seong-Jin Cho is rapidly embarking on a world-class career and is considered one of the most distinctive artists of his generation.

Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong-Jin started studying the piano at 6 and gave his first public recital five years later. In September, 2008 at the age of 14, he won the 1st prize at the 6th Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition. In November, 2009 he won the 1st prize at the 7th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan (youngest winner in its history).

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Seong-Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in October 2015 when he won First Prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Four years before he had won 3rd Prize at the Tchaikovsky competition, aged only 17. With his overwhelming talent and natural musicality, Seong-Jin Cho is rapidly embarking on a world-class career and is considered one of the most distinctive artists of his generation.

 

In January 2016, Seong-Jin Cho signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. The first CD of this collaboration will feature Chopin’s 1st concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda and the four Ballades, released in November 2016. He is recording a Debussy album, to be released in November 2017.

 

During the 2016/2017 season, Seong-Jin played recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw’s Master Pianists international series, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Seoul’s Lotte Hall, St Petersburg’s Mariinsky, Chamber Music San Francisco, Munich’s Herkulessaal. Lucerne’s KKL. He toured with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen, played concerts with the Orchestre de Paris at the Paris Philharmonie, Santa Cecilia Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Vassili Petrenko., Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra with Myun-Whun Chung at Suntory Hall.

 

Highlights of the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons include concerts with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and music director Leonard Slatkin, Hessicher Rundfunk Orchester and music director Andrès Orozco-Estrada, London Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester with Krzysztof Urbanski in Hamburg, Finnish Radio Orchestra with Gustavo Gimeno, and tours with the Santa Cecilia orchestra and Antonio Pappano, the LSO and Michael Tilson-Thomas, the WDR Sinfonie Orchester and Marek Janowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Seguin. He will also play recitals in key venues like Verbier Festival, Muncih’s Prinzregententheater, Stuttgart’s Liederhalle, Kissinger Sommer Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Baden Baden Festspielhaus, Paris’ new Seine Musicale, and many others.

 

Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong-Jin started studying the piano at 6 and gave his first public recital five years later. In September, 2008 at the age of 14, he won the 1st prize at the 6th Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition. In November, 2009 he won the 1st prize at the 7th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan (youngest winner in its history),

 

Seong-Jin has performed with some of the world’s major orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Radio France Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, under renowned conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Lorin Maazel, Marek Janowski, Mikhail Pletnev, Valery Gergiev, and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

 

 

« Cho has an enviable ability to make every note sound distinct and clear, shaping and balancing each phrase perfectly…he superbly demonstrated his understanding of Chopin’s stated intent:“calm and melancholy, giving the impression of a thousand happy memories. It’s a kind of moonlight reverie on a beautiful spring evening.” Bachtrack, November 2015

 

« There are already moments in Cho’s performances that have a sense of something really special. In this recital, the first of them came at the end of the F minor Fantasy, when the music seemed to be suspended in mid-air on agossamer thread of sound; the Four Mazurkas, Op 33 too seemed to inhabit aworld that Cho had imagined just for them. » The Guardian, March 2016

 

 

« Everything is poetic, introspective, graceful » The Financial Times, November 2015

 

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