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 ...

Rare piano to return to Yokohama's Chinatown

Mar 26, 2013

Rare piano to return to Yokohama's Chinatown

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A rare piano produced in Yokohama’s Chinatown about 100 years ago is about to return home as a donation to Yokohama Yamate Chinese School. The piano, donated by a 65-year-old woman in Aichi Prefecture, was made by Zhou Xiaosheng, who came to Japan in ...