Seong-Jin Cho (Korean: 조성진; born May 28, 1994) is a South Korean pianist. He rose to fame within South Korea and the international classical music world in 2015 after winning the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition, becoming the first South Korean pianist to do so.
Early life and education
Cho was born on May 28, 1994, in Seoul, South Korea. He began playing the piano at a young age and gave his first public recital when he was 12 years old. He graduated from Seoul Arts High School. He was taught by Prof. Park Sook-ryeon and Professor Shin Soo-jung and studied at the Conservatoire de Paris as a student of Michel Béroff.
Seong Jin Cho has won the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2008), the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2009), and Third Prizes in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia …Read more on Wikipedia