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Rising Korean pianist and Chopin competition gold medallist, Seong-Jin Cho recently released an album of Debussy on DG, his third. Following the pianist two previous Chopin albums, it is fitting that he now select Debussy, the French composer who towards the end of his life chose to edit the piano works of Chopin, an experience that reignited his creativity, opening his heart to music he had loved since childhood. In turn, Cho's connection to Debussy runs deep. "I have always loved Debussy's music, but my feeling for it has deepened during my studies with Michel Béroff at the Paris Conservatoire," Cho recalls.

READ THE gulfnews.com Q&A on Cho's debut recital at the Abu Dhabi Classics series