Chopin competition winner focuses on art

Nov 20, 2015

Chopin competition winner focuses on art

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These days the road to fame often starts with a viral video on YouTube, but Korean pianist Seong-jin Cho took the classic route — he won a music competition. The 21-year-old winner of the international Frederic Chopin piano competition, told the press at the ...

Pianist Conrad Tao on quest to revive concert experience

Nov 10, 2015

Pianist Conrad Tao on quest to revive concert experience

Pianist Conrad Tao has played top concert halls from an early age but after the release of his latest album, he chose to perform for a casual crowd in a crypt under a New York church. The 21-year-old, who has won some of classical ...

South Korean pianist wins Poland's Chopin competition

Oct 21, 2015

South Korean pianist wins Poland's Chopin competition

South Korean pianist Seong-jin Cho won Poland’s prestigious Chopin competition on Tuesday, a prize that opens the doors to some of the world’s top concert halls. Cho, 21, beat 77 other young pianists from 20 countries to take home the gold medal and €30,000 ...

Ueno Park to welcome springtime with a song

Mar 13, 2014

Ueno Park to welcome springtime with a song

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The cherry trees of Ueno Park are inspirational in full bloom. Come early spring and Tokyoites head to the area early to snag spots beneath the pink blossoms, which inspire romance, revelry and perhaps more than a few visionary ideas. More than a decade ...