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Seong-Jin Cho won the 2015 Chopin Competition at the age of 21, becoming the first South Korean winner of this accolade. He also won third prize in the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition and is currently a student of Michel Béroff at the Paris Conservatoire. This debut disc features Cho’s live performances from the recent Chopin Competition.

His sound in the first of the Op 28 Preludeshas warmth and clarity. A sure sense of texture and line characterises this playing. Cho is also capable of locating the profundity at the heart of Chopin without overdoing the rubato, and nowhere is this better heard than in the A major Prelude. He finds transparency within

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