“Cho appears to have the musical potential to take his place alongside the greats of the past. He has earned praise, not only for his bulletproof technique, but also for his artistic voice: his sense of drama, his natural nobility and his youthfully searching interpretations.”
A star in his native South Korea, the preternaturally talented young pianist Seong-Jin Cho has been in high demand as a recitalist since he won the gold medal at the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, joining an illustrious cohort that includes Maurizio Pollini and Martha Argerich. Cho has been selling out major concert halls around the world in recent seasons, and is lauded for interpretive wisdom that belies his 25 years, combining a “mixture of virtuosic and poetic dispositions, of fierce and restrained temperaments” (Bachtrack). Here he tackles Schumann’s massive Humoresque along with two remarkable one-movement piano sonatas: Berg’s concise early-period work, and Liszt’s enigmatic, fiercely challenging Sonata in B minor.