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Review: South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho makes an electrifying L.A. Phil debut

Throughout, Cho displayed an alternately restrained, poetic and fiery temperament. In the opening piece, Debussy’s “Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the water)” from “Images,” Book 1, he quickly conveyed refinement and a nuanced sensitivity to sound. Cho left Korea in 2012 to study at the Conservatoire de Paris — where Debussy himself studied for 11 years — and much of what he learned there was evident in his formidable tonal capabilities, always alert to Debussy’s play of sonorities and resonances.