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Seong-Jin Cho

Scintillating passion, drama and serenity
Friday 11 August 2017
The Queen's Hall

Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op 13 'Pathétique'
Beethoven Sonata in E Op 109
Chopin Ballade in G minor Op 23
Chopin Ballade in F Op 38
Chopin Ballade in A flat Op 47
Chopin Ballade in F minor Op 52

Aged just 23, South Korean Seong-Jin Cho has already been hailed as one of pianism’s true greats, following his victory at the 2015 International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition – whose illustrious previous winners include Martha Argerich, Maurizio Pollini and Yundi Li.

In demand throughout the world, and praised for his astonishing technical prowess as well as the remarkable maturity of his playing, he makes his International Festival debut with a scintillating programme of keyboard pyrotechnics.

He contrasts two Beethoven sonatas: the fiery drama and tragic beauty of the 'Pathétique', and the serene intimacy of the late Sonata in E Op 109. He concludes with the high Romanticism and richly coloured melodies of Chopin’s passionate Ballades.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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  • Running time: 
    1hr 45mins approx (one interval)


The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street

Supported by

The Inches Carr Trust



Seong-Jin Cho Piano

Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op 13 'Pathétique'
Beethoven Sonata in E Op 109
Chopin Ballade in G minor Op 23
Chopin Ballade in F Op 38
Chopin Ballade in A flat Op 47
Chopin Ballade in F minor Op 52

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Seong-Jin Cho
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This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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Centre Stalls: £32.50
Rear stalls: £28.50 £12 £9
Side stalls: £28.50 £23 £20 £9
Centre gallery: £32.50 £28.50 £23
Side gallery: £23 £12 £9

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% OFF
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