Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Seong-Jin Cho, piano
February 18, 2025 / 7:00 p.m.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

“Cho is a master. He displayed an impressive variety of tonal colors and remarkable technique, dispatched with jaw-dropping panache.” – The Wall Street Journal

Highly sought-after soloist and Artist-in-Residence of the Berlin Philharmonic, Seong-Jin Cho, made his recital debut on the Hayes Piano Series, followed by a sold-out concert series with the National Symphony Orchestra. His assertive, tender, and colorful playing will be on full display in this exciting program at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall as he performs Ravel’s full catalogue of solo piano works. Hear the delicately drawn Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn and Menuet antique, the suite of eight Valses nobles et sentimentales, and much more. The Guardian praises Cho: “… his passagework gleamingly precise, his sound ranging from staggering softness to luminous Steinway shine.”

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

More about the Artist

Seong-Jin Cho

Seong-Jin Cho, with his innate musicality and overwhelming talent, is a renowned pianist, admired globally as one of his generation’s leading artists.

In 2015, Seong-Jin won First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. His career has since been on a rapid ascent. In 2023 he was awarded the prestigious Samsung Ho-Am Prize in the Arts. He frequently works with prestigious orchestras, including Berliner Philharmoniker where he is to become Artist in Residence in the 2024/25 season, Wiener Philharmoniker, and London Symphony Orchestra, among others, and regularly collaborates with conductors Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Lahav Shani.

In recital, Seong-Jin graces prestigious concert halls worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Berliner Philharmonie. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, he has released several albums on the Yellow Label to critical acclaim, most recently The Handel Project in 2023.

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