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Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118


Prélude, Chorale, and Fugue


Sonata, Op. 1


Sonata in B minor, S. 178


Performance Information

“An eloquent and genuinely accomplished artist…. To a formidable keyboard technique, he adds both sensitivity and a quirky interpretive personality.” – San Francisco Chronicle

It’s become a commonplace to refer to Seong-Jin Cho as a “rising star” of the piano—but at this point, it might be time to retire the word “rising.” Already a favorite guest soloist of the National Symphony Orchestra, he has enjoyed sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Los Angeles’s Disney Hall, and many other premier concert halls and has won the prestigious Chopin Competition (joining a lineage that includes Martha Argerich and Maurizio Pollini). As the Washington Post put it: “Cho appears to have the musical potential to take his place alongside the greats of the past.”

This performance is made possible in part through the generous support of Ellen and Michael Gold. The Hayes Piano Series is made possible in part through the generous support of John Silton and Betty Bullock.

His Excellency Lee Soo Hyuck, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, is the honorary patron of this engagement.