Seong-Jin Cho


Born in 1994 in Seoul, South Korea, Seong Jin Cho has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. Seong Jin Cho began to play the piano at the age of six and gave his first public recital five years later when he was eleven years old. In September 2008 the fourteen-year-old Seong Jin appeared at the VI International Moscow Frédéric Chopin Competition where he won 1st prize.

In November 2009 he won 1st prize at the VII Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, also taking the special prize for the best performance of a work by a Japanese composer.

In July 2011 he won 3rd prize at the XIV Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. Seong Jin has performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra (under Valery Gergiev), the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (under Lorin Maazel), the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (under Marek Janowski), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (under Myung-Whun Chung), the Russian National Orchestra (under Mikhail Pletnev), the Sinfonieorchester Basel (under Pletnev), the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (under Myung-Whun Chung), the Festival Strings Lucerne, the NHK Symphony Orchestra (under Myung-Whun Chung), the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra (under Dmitry Liss) and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (under Myung-Whun Chung). He has given recitals at Tokyo Opera City Hall, Osaka Symphony Hall, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire among other prestigious venues.

Seong Jin has toured to Japan, Russia, Germany, France, China and the USA in addition to appearing at numerous music festivals including the Stars of the White Nights in St Petersburg, Musical Kremlin (Moscow), the Castleton Festival (USA), the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (USA), the Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój (Poland), the Polish Music Festival in Krakow (Poland), the Great Mountains International Music Festival and School (South Korea) and the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music (South Korea). Studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.

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