Reflections on Seong-Jin Cho’s Berlin Philharmonic debut

Reflections on Seong-Jin Cho’s Berlin Philharmonic debut

Seong-Jin Cho performed on tour with the Berlin Philharmonic in November 2017 in his debut with the orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle (Photo credit: Monica Rittershaus)

Seong-Jin Cho’s Berlin Philharmonic debut concerts in Berlin and Frankfurt have been received with unanimously high praise! One critic exclaimed: “The 23-year-old Korean Seong-Jin Cho expresses everything a Ravel interpretation needs: transparency and sensitivity, precision and strong timbres.” Check out these German reviews of the concerts: here and here.

Under Sir Simon Rattle’s baton, Seong-Jin performed the Ravel Piano Concerto in G with the venerable Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy several clips of his performance here:

The full performance is available via subscription on the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall website here. Be sure to view the interview with Seong-Jin that is available at no cost.

Seong-Jin reflected on this milestone experience: “These two weeks were like heaven for me”. Watch this clip to hear more: