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Friday, February 7, 2025 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Complete solo piano works of Ravel

Performance
Photo by Harald Hoffmann
 

“Cho has been elevated straight to the big time.” (The New York Times

Seong-Jin Cho’s innate musicality and overwhelming talent have made him one of today’s most in-demand and exciting pianists, with a worldwide following that continues to grow in size and passion. He is at once thoughtful, poetic, assertive, and tender, with virtuosic and colorful playing that combines panache with purity and an impressive natural sense of balance. For his UMS recital debut, the 2015 Chopin International Competition winner celebrates Ravel’s 150th birthday with a concert featuring the composer’s complete solo piano works, a monumental undertaking that will be performed in only a few select cities in 2025 — with Ann Arbor as the only Midwest date on the tour. 

PROGRAM

Complete solo works of Maurice Ravel:
Sérénade grotesque
Menuet antique
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Jeux d’eau, M 30
Sonatine
Miroirs, M. 43
Gaspard de la nuit
Menuet sur le nom de Haydn
Valses nobles et sentimentales, M.61
Prélude
A la manière de Borodine
A la manière de Chabrier
Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68

Meet the Artist

Seong-Jin Cho
piano

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Complete solo piano works of Ravel

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Friday, February 7, 2025 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Complete solo piano works of Ravel

Performance
Order 2024/25 Season Tickets
Season Ticket packages now available
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 1

“Cho has been elevated straight to the big time.” (The New York Times

Seong-Jin Cho’s innate musicality and overwhelming talent have made him one of today’s most in-demand and exciting pianists, with a worldwide following that continues to grow in size and passion. He is at once thoughtful, poetic, assertive, and tender, with virtuosic and colorful playing that combines panache with purity and an impressive natural sense of balance. For his UMS recital debut, the 2015 Chopin International Competition winner celebrates Ravel’s 150th birthday with a concert featuring the composer’s complete solo piano works, a monumental undertaking that will be performed in only a few select cities in 2025 — with Ann Arbor as the only Midwest date on the tour. 

PROGRAM (Fri 2/7/2025: Hill Auditorium)

Complete solo works of Maurice Ravel:
Sérénade grotesque
Menuet antique
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Jeux d’eau, M 30
Sonatine
Miroirs, M. 43
Gaspard de la nuit
Menuet sur le nom de Haydn
Valses nobles et sentimentales, M.61
Prélude
A la manière de Borodine
A la manière de Chabrier
Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68

Meet the Artist

Seong-Jin Cho
piano

Thank You to Our Sponsors

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Sally Kennedy, in memory of David Kennedy

Buy Tickets

Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Complete solo piano works of Ravel

Hill Auditorium
Season Ticket packages now available
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 1

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2024/25 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

Seong-Jin Cho
piano

With an innate musicality and overwhelming talent, Seong-Jin Cho has established himself worldwide as one of the leading pianists of his generation and most distinctive artists on the current music scene. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colourful playing can combine panache with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.

Seong-Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in 2015 when he won First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, and his career has rapidly ascended since. In January 2016, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, and in 2023 Cho was awarded the prestigious Samsung Ho-Am Prize in the Arts, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the world of classical music. An artist high in demand, Cho works with the world’s most prestigious orchestras including Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, New York Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductors he regularly collaborates with include Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Lahav Shani.

Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong-Jin Cho started learning the piano at the age of six and gave his first public recital aged 11. In 2009, he became the youngest-ever winner of Japan’s Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. In 2011, he won Third Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the age of 17. From 2012-2015 he studied with Michel Béroff at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Seong-Jin Cho is now based in Berlin.

Learn more at seongjin-cho.com.