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Cho Seong-jin & Yiruma perform for World Piano Day / The Korea Times

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The Korea Times Park Ji-won writes....In addition to Cho and Yiruma, renowned pianists Lang Lang, Balmorhea, Jan Lisiecki, Maria Joao Pires, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Rudolf Buchbinder, Daniil Trifonov, Katia & Marielle Labeque, Joep Beving, Alice Sara Ott, Kit Armstrong, Rui Massena and Chad Lawson will play iconic classics and contemporary works, Universal Music said in a press release.

Cho will play Chopin's Impromptu No. 1, while Yiruma provides his three pieces, including the romantic "Room with a View." Last year, Cho appeared in a livestreamed concert from home to mark the day amid the pandemic. He performed with baritone Matthias Goerne.

World Piano Day was founded in 2015 by German musician Nils Frahm. It takes place on the 88th day of every year, symbolizing the number of keys on a full-sized piano.

Under the theme, "Abandoned Pianos," the 150-minute video showing up to 17 pianists will be available free on Deutsche Grammophon's (DG) YouTube channel for 72 hours after its release, showing them performing in multiple concert halls this year that had not been used due to the hiatus created by the infectious disease.

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