Seong-Jin Cho

Seong-Jin Cho, with his innate musicality and overwhelming talent, is a renowned pianist, admired globally as one of his generation's leading artists. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colourful playing is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.

In 2015, Seong-Jin gained the world’s attention when he won First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. His career has since been on a rapid ascent. 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. He frequently works with prestigious orchestras, including Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, and London Symphony Orchestra, among others, and regularly collaborates with conductors Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Lahav Shani.

Seong-Jin's 2023-24 Season highlights include his highly anticipated debut at the Salzburger Festspiele, performing with Mozarteumorchester. He will return to London’s BBC Proms with the Philharmonia Orchestra. His touring includes performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko in Korea and with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Andris Nelsons in Korea and Japan. He will make anticipated debuts with The Cleveland, San Francisco, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.

In recital, Seong-Jin graces prestigious concert halls worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Berliner Philharmonie. He has released several albums on the Yellow Label to critical acclaim, most recently The Handel Project in 2023.

Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong-Jin Cho was the youngest winner of Japan’s Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2009; and at 17, he won Third Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. From 2012-2015, he studied with Michel Béroff at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Currently based in Berlin, he continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.

February 2024

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