Ji - Classics 5 (May 6, 2017)

Ji is a superstar in his native Korea, launched to fame at age 10 when he became the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic's Young Artists Competition. Since then, he's won a number of high-profile awards and has performed as a soloist with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the world. He is currently gaining notoriety as the the star of a national Android commercial in which he performs Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on two pianos, one that features the usual 88 pitches on a piano, and one that is tuned so that each key plays a middle C. The video has been viewed more than 2.5 million times.

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” Ji has been praised from a young age for his compelling musical presence and impressive technical command. Last season, Ji made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Gerard Schwarz, to a rave review in The New York Times.  He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Toronto Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Charlotte Philharmonic, Victoria Symphony, New Haven Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, and the Brevard Festival Orchestra.