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Seong-Jin Cho

Seong-Jin Cho

Seong-Jin Cho

* 28.05.1994

Born in Seoul in 1994, he won First Prize in the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2015. Other competition laurels have included First Prize in the Moscow International Chopin Competition (2008), First Prize in the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan (2009), Third Prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2011) and Third Prize in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv (2014). He has performed with leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, NDR Elbphilharmonie, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de Paris, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra, under renowned conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Lorin Maazel, Marek Janowski, Mikhail Pletnev, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vasily Petrenko and Vladimir Ashkenazy. He has given recitals at the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall in New York, Herkulessaal in Munich, St John’s Smith Square in London and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Since 2012, he has been living in Paris. On completing his musical education in Seoul, he continued his studies with Michel Béroff at the Paris Conservatoire. His recordings from the Chopin Competition, released on disc by Deutsche Grammophon and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, broke sales records and led to a permanent deal with DGG in 2016. His first release on that label features Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with the London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda, as well as the four Chopin ballades; the second contains piano works by Claude Debussy. He performed in the ‘Chopin and his Europe’ festival in 2016 and 2017.


 

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