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Seong-Jin Cho, set for Chamber Music San Francisco, speaks with KDFC - The State Of the Arts

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Interview with KDFC's Jeff Freymann

Seong-Jin Cho won the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, and since then, his career has been on an upward trajectory. The CD release that followed the win was ranked number 1 on the Korean Pop charts, and his latest DG release - Debussy, his third album. Towards his life's close, the French composer edited 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," he recalls. Just last November, Cho substituted for Lang Lang in concerts with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. He's playing this Sunday afternoon March 4th at Herbst Theatre through Chamber Music San Francisco.

LISTEN TO Jeffrey Freymann's interview