In 2015, the young South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho won the seventeenth competition. Already a sell-out success in his native country, his reputation is beginning to reach the West. For his debut appearance in the Southbank Centre’s International Piano Series, Seong-Jin will play a wide selection of Chopin’s solo piano pieces – including the heroic Polonaise in A Flat (1842) that saw him win the Best Polonaise prize in Warsaw.
Other probable highlights include the 4 Marzukas (1830-3), the fourth of which is a masterful dream-dance, and the exploratory Ballade No. 2 (1836-9) and its painterly emotional landscape. The concert will close with the Scherzo No. 2 (1837), which despite its name is one of the stormiest works in the composer’s catalogue. This looks to be a stimulating introduction to a future superstar.
|What||Seong-Jin Cho, St John's Smith Square|
|Where||St John's Smith Square, 30 Smith Square, London , SW1P 3HF | MAP|
|Nearest tube||St. James's Park (underground)|
On 11 Mar 16, 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Southbank Centre|