Seong-Jin Cho am Klavier
Seong-Jin Cho | Picture: Stefan Höderath

Concert information

Artist in Residence



Artist in Residence Seong-Jin Cho and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker unfold a panorama of Hungarian musical styles in this concert. Johannes Brahms was often inspired by Hungarian music in his works, for instance in the finale of his clarinet trio, which oscillates between deep emotion and serenity. The trio for violin, horn and piano, which the Hungarian György Ligeti wrote in homage to Brahms, is characterised by folk rhythms. The piano quintet by the young Béla Bartók, who would go on to revolutionise Hungarian music, is still very much rooted in the Romantic period. But even here – according to Seong-Jin Cho – you can sense “Bartók's musical future”.


Seong-Jin Cho piano
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker


Johannes Brahms
Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Violoncello in A minor, op. 114

György Ligeti
Trio for violin, horn and piano


Béla Bartók
Piano Quintet, Sz 23

Chamber Music Hall

16 to 38 €


Series W: Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Seong-Jin Cho
in conversation

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