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Seong-Jin Cho

Seong-Jin Cho

With an overwhelming talent and innate musicality, Seong-Jin Cho has made his mark as one of the consummate talents of his generation and most distinctive artists on the current music scene. He was brought to the world’s attention in 2015 when he won the First Prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. In 2016, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. His latest recording is a solo album, The Handel Project, released in 2023, which has garnered impressive critical acclaim. 


Seong-Jin Cho maintains regular relationships with the world’s most prestigious orchestras, and in the 2024/25 season is Artist in Residence with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Further highlights of the forthcoming season include return engagements with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as his debut with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. Conductors he regularly collaborates with include Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Lahav Shani. 


An active recitalist, Seong‐Jin Cho performs in many of the world’s significant festivals and concert halls including the main stage of Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmonie, Prinzregententheater München, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 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 based in Berlin.