Seong-Jin Cho

Piano

Biography

An active recitalist, he performs in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, Konzerthaus Vienna among several other venues.

During the next two seasons, he will play debut recitals in at venues including the main hall of Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Helsinki’s Musiikkitalo, Washington’s Kennedy Center, Duke Performances in Durham, North Carolina, Victoria Hall Geneva, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester and return to Suntory Hall, Konzerthaus Vienna and Verbier Festival.
Recent and upcoming orchestral appearances include debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle, the Gewandhaus Orchester and Antonio Pappano, London Philharmonic with Edward Gardner, New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden, Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Mariss Jansons, Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Jakub Hrusa, Hong Kong Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Manfred Honeck, Boston Symphony Orchestra with Hannu Lintu and return invitations to the London Symphony Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda, the Munich Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, the Staatskapelle Dresden with Myung-Whun Chung, the Finnish Radio Orchestra with Hannu Lintu. He will also go on tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer, the LSO and Simon Rattle, the LPO and Edward Gardner, the WDR Sinfonieorchester and Marek Janowski or the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick-Nézet-Seguin. As part of the 2020 Beethoven year celebrations, Seong-Jin will play all five Beethoven concertos in three days with the Dresdner Philharmonie and Marek Janowski.

Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong-Jin Cho started learning the piano at 6 and gave his first public recital at age 11. In 2009, he became the youngest-ever winner of Japan’s Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. In 2011, he won Third Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the age of 17. In 2012, he moved to Paris to study with Michel Béroff at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique from which he graduated in 2015. He is now based in Berlin.

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