Editor's Choice

A student of Michel Béroff at the Conservatoire de Paris, Seoul-born pianist Seong-Jin Cho was just 21 when, in October 2015, he won the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (whose jury members numbered Martha Argerich, Philippe Entremont and Garrick Ohlsson). Not surprisingly, then, Cho's 2016 recording for Deutsche Grammophon of the Polish master's four Ballades and First Piano Concerto (with the LSO under Gianandrea Noseda) is a classy affair – but equally it would be a mistake to overlook his memorably articulate and insightful Debussy anthology from the following year, comprising the two sets of Images, Children's Corner, L'isle joyeuse and early Suite bergamasque (in which 'Clair de lune' is all the more captivating for being totally unaffected). read more