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Seong-Jin Cho: Bio

Seong-Jin Cho (Korean: 조성진; born 28 May 1994) is a South Korean pianist won the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition (2015).

He has won the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2008) and a piano competition in Hamamatsu, Japan (2009), as well as Third Prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia (2011) and the Arthur Rubinstein in Tel Aviv (2014). He has performed in concert with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (cond. Valery Gergiev), the French Radio, Czech, Seoul (all with Myung-whun Chung), Munich (cond. Lorin Maazel) and Ural (cond. Dmitry Liss) philharmonic orchestras, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (East Berlin) (cond. Marek Janowski), Russian National Orchestra (cond. Mikhail Pletnev) and Basel Symphony Orchestra (cond. Pletnev). He has toured Japan, Germany, France, Russia, Poland, Israel, China and the US. He has appeared at the Tokyo Opera, in Osaka, at the Moscow Conservatory and at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, including with recitals. He has participated in numerous European festivals, including in St Petersburg, Moscow, Duszniki-Zdrój and Cracow, as well as festivals in New York and Castleton. As a chamber musician, he has been invited to work with the outstanding violinist Kyung Wha Chung.

Seong-Jin Cho

Mozart Piano Concertos w/COE, Nezet-Seguin

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1 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 - 1. Allegro  
2 Romance  
3 Allegro assai  
4 Piano Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat Major, K. 281 - 1. Allegro  
5 Andante amoroso  
6 Rondo  
7 Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332 - 1. Allegro  
8 Adagio  
9 Allegro assai  
10 Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397  
Mozart (Trailer)
WFMT: Chicago Segment
Seong-jin Cho- Interview in 2010 (with English Subtitles)
Seong-Jin Cho / 2018 0104 V LIVE, Press Conference
Seong-Jin Cho | TEDxKoreaTechU
Seong-Jin Cho / 2018 1205 JTBC Newsroom

Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho will release his first Mozart recording, Piano Concerto No. 20 & Sonatas, on Deutsche Grammophon on November 16 – boasting a dynamic interpretation of one of the composer's most powerful and dramatic piano concertos. The album is available for pre-order everywhere today, along with the first track off of the album, Piano Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major, K281. 

Seong-Jin Cho was fortunate that his earliest memories of Mozart were fixed by his parents' recordings of two of the composer's greatest operas: The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute. They opened the young musician's heart to the limitless compassion of Mozart's music, which continues to resonate with Cho.