Seong-Jin Cho (Korean: 조성진; born May 28, 1994)is a South Korean pianist. He rose to fame within South Korea and the international classical music world in 2015 after winning the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition, becoming the first South Korean pianist to do so.
Seong Jin Cho has won the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2008), the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2009), and Third Prizes in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia (2011) and the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv (2014).
He has performed in concert with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (cond. Valery Gergiev), the French Radio, Czech, Seoul (all with Myung-whun Chung), Munich (cond. Lorin Maazel) and Ural (cond. Dmitry Liss) philharmonic orchestras, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (cond. Marek Janowski), Russian National Orchestra (cond. Mikhail Pletnev) and Basel Symphony Orchestra (cond. Pletnev). He has toured Japan, Germany, France, Russia, Poland, Israel, China and the US. He has appeared at the Tokyo Opera, in Osaka, at the Moscow Conservatory and at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, including with recitals.
He has participated in numerous European festivals, including in St Petersburg, Moscow, Duszniki-Zdrój and Cracow, as well as festivals in New York and Castleton. As a chamber musician, he has been invited to work with the violinist Kyung Wha Chung. In 2017 he gave his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle replacing Lang Lang during parts of the Asia tour of the orchestra.