Seong-Jin Cho

Seong-Jin Cho Pianist Seong-Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in the fall of 2015, when he won the coveted Gold Medal at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, the same competition that launched the careers of ‎Martha Argerich, ‎Maurizio Pollini, Garrick Ohlsson, and ‎Krystian Zimerman. In January 2016 Mr. Cho signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon; his first recording on the label, released that November, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the London Symphony Orchestra led by Gianandrea Noseda, and Chopin’s Four Ballades. A solo Debussy recording was released in November 2017, and in November 2018 he released an album of Mozart sonatas and Piano Concerto in D minor with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Yannick-Nézet-Séguin. An active recitalist, Seong-Jin Cho performs in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. In the 2018–19 season he appears at Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle-Maag, and Munich’s Prinzregententheater, as well as at the Verbier Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, and Rheingau Festival. Mr. Cho collaborates with conductors including Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gianandrea Noseda, Antonio Pappano, Myung-Whun Chung, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yuri Temirkanov, Kzysztof Urbanski, Marek Janowski, Vasily Petrenko, Jakub Hrůša, Leonard Slatkin, and Mikhail Pletnev. Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong-Jin Cho started piano studies at age six and gave his first public recital at eleven. 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.