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Co-presented with Philharmonic Society of Orange County (PSOC)
“Cho is a master. He displayed an impressive variety of tonal colors and remarkable technique, dispatched with jaw-dropping panache. He had something to say and communicated it well.” - The Wall Street Journal
“To hear Cho breathe tenderness and freedom into this music while giving it a sturdy rhythmic profile was a striking thing.” - San Francisco Chronicle
With an overwhelming talent and innate musicality, rising star pianist Seong-Jin Cho returns in recital to Soka Performing Arts Center. In 2009, he became the youngest-ever winner of Japan’s Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, and two years later, he won third prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the age of 17. After graduating from the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in 2015, he won First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, and in the following year he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.
Pre-concert lecture by CK Dexter Haven at 7pm
HÄNDEL Suite in F Major, HWV 427
HÄNDEL Suite No. 8 in F Minor, HWV 433
BRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, op. 24
BRAHMS Klavierstücke, op. 76 (movements 1, 2, 4, 5)
SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, op. 13
For our December performances, we’re partnering with the Laguna Food Pantry and will have donation bins for highly requested food items to go to the most vulnerable in our community. Consider bringing a can (or two!) for donation. More info HERE