Cho Seong-jin, Korean winner of last year’s Chopin Competition in Warsaw, was at Abbey Road last week cutting his studio debut album for DG.
Cho, 21, had six sessions over two days with the LSO and conductor Gianandrea Noseda to record the Chopin E minor concerto. Apparently, he had never entered a recording studio before.
A live recording of his competition performance was issued by DG last November.
UPDATE: The LSO says it was involved in just three of the six sessions.