What better way to celebrate Mozart’s birthday than with the world premiere of one of his compositions? Seong-Jin Cho is set to do just that in the Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, opening the Foundation’s first virtual Mozartwoche festival. The acclaimed pianist will be performing the recently rediscovered Allegro in D K626b/16 for the first time ever as a World premiere! “Like every cultural institution in the world, we are facing enormous challenges right now” comments Rolando Villazón, Artistic Director of the Mozartwoche. “The world premiere of the Allegro in D is the icing on the birthday cake for our beloved Mozart. I am thrilled it will be presented by the outstanding pianist Seong-Jin Cho, who has such a marvellous feeling for the tender humanity of Mozart’s melodies. Mozart’s music brings us solace in difficult times and is the shining light that lets us look forward to the time when audiences and performers will be able to meet again. For now, we have the chance to share the Mozartwoche experience online and witness a special moment in music history with this world premiere.” “It is a great honour to be invited to give the premiere of a formerly unknown work by Mozart in the city where he was born and where it may have been written” – Seong-Jin Cho In collaboration with Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg, Mozartwoche and Moonlake Entertainment.