Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Award-Winning Pianist Seong-Jin Cho Performs at NJPAC as Part of a New York-New Jersey Tour




Seong-Jin Cho in Concert

When: Sunday, March 6th, at 3:00 p.m. EST

Where: NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak. 
Tickets: $39 and Up. To reserve or for more info, contact NJPAC at 1.888.GO.NJPAC/1.888.466.5722 or visit



An active recitalist very much in demand, Seong-Jin Cho performs in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including the main stage of Carnegie Hall as part of the Keyboard Virtuoso series, Concertgebouw Amsterdam in the Master Pianists series, Berliner Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles, Festival International de piano de la Roque d’Anthéron, Verbier Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival and Rheingau Musik Festival. Born in Seoul, Seong-Jin started learning piano at the age of six and became the youngest-ever winner of Japan’s Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. He captured First Prize in the 2015 International Chopin Competition. Since then, he has stunned audiences around the globe. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Cho is a master. He displayed an impressive variety of tonal colors and remarkable technique, dispatched with jaw-dropping panache. He had something to say and communicated it well.”

Seong-Jin released two albums for Deutsche Grammophon featuring Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 and 2 along with the Four Ballades. According to the pianist, “Chopin’s music is very honest, it reflects his emotional personality, and it shows that he was not afraid to communicate that to his audience and to the world.” Thankfully for NJPAC audiences, Seong-Jin will share Chopin’s music in a matinee concert that will also include works by Ravel and Janáček.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey—where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.