Seong-Jin Cho sits on a bench in the Philharmonie Berlin
Seong-Jin Cho | Picture: Stefan Höderath

Concert information

Artist in Residence



Our Artist in Residence Seong-Jin Cho made his name by winning the legendary Chopin Competition; since then, Chopin’s music has been particularly close to his heart. In this concert with the Karajan Academy, the pianist is the soloist for a chamber music version of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1: a work in which gives Seong-Jin Cho scope for both technical brilliance and poetic creativity. Beethoven's cheerful wind quintet and the mysterious piece My Shadow by Korean composer Donghoon Shin will complete the programme.


Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
Seong-Jin Cho piano


Donghoon Shin
My Shadow for string orchestra and piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon in E flat major, op. 16


Frédéric Chopin
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E minor, op. 11 (Version for piano and strings)

Chamber Music Hall

16 to 38 €

Series W: Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Seong-Jin Cho
in conversation

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