Seong‐Jin Cho has established himself worldwide as one of the leading pianists of his generation and most distinctive artists on the current music scene. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colourful playing can combine panache with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.
Seong‐Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in 2015 when he won First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, and his career has rapidly ascended since. In January 2016, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.
Highlights of Seong‐Jin Cho’s 2022/23 season include performances of the Brahms piano concerti at Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden with Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. He notably returns to the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with James Gaffigan, to the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons, and performs the world premiere of Thierry Escaich’s new piano concerto with the Czech Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov.
An active recitalist, Seong‐Jin Cho performs in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including the main stage of Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Vienna, Prinzregententheater München, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles, Festival International de piano de la Roque d'Anthéron, and Verbier Festival.
Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong‐Jin Cho started learning the piano at the age of six and gave his first public recital aged 11. From 2012‐2015 he studied with Michel Béroff at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Seong‐Jin Cho is now based in Berlin.