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YUNCHAN LIM

16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Winner's Concert

SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2022

7:30PM

VICTORIA CONCERT HALL

Altenburg Arts is excited to present South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim, gold medallist at the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition this year. At 18 years of age, Lim is the youngest ever winner of the gold medal.

 

For his winner’s concert in Singapore – and his Singapore debut – Lim will bring a varied selection of Romantic masterpieces by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Liszt, ranging from the serene and lyrical, to the darkly confessional, to the brilliant, culminating in the sizzling diablerie and grandeur in Gothic proportions of Liszt’s  Dante Sonata.

“It has been inspiring to witness a talent of Yunchan’s magnitude… His spectacular performance of Rachmaninov's third piano concerto showed that even at the age of 18 he already exhibits exceptional depth and dazzling technique.” (Marin Alsop, renowned conductor)

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This recital is presented in collaboration with The Cliburn and Liu Kotow International Management & Promotion.

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PROGRAMME

BRAHMS – 4 Ballades, Op. 10

 

MENDELSSOHN - Fantasie in F-sharp minor, Op. 28

 

LISZT

Legend No. 1, S. 175: St. Francis of Assisi's sermon to the birds

Bagatelle sans tonalité, S. 216a

Valse-Impromptu, S. 213

Nuages gris, S. 199

Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata, from Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161

(Programme subject to change at the artist's discretion)

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YUNCHAN LIM, piano

History was made at this year’s 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition as 18-year-old Yunchan Lim of South Korea became the youngest competitor ever to win the world renowned event.

Yunchan Lim launched onto the international music stage when he was 14. He won second prize and the Chopin Special Award in his first-ever competition, the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists in 2018. That same year, he stood out as the youngest participant in the Cooper International Competition, where he won the third prize and the audience prize, which provided the opportunity for him to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra. 2019 meant more accolades, when, at the age of 15, he was the youngest to win Korea’s IsangYun International Competition, where he also took home two special prizes.

 

Now just 18, he has performed across South Korea – including with the Korean Orchestra Festival, Korea Symphony, Suwon Philharmonic, and Busan Philharmonic Orchestras, among others – as well as in Madrid, at the invitation of the Korea Cultural Center in Spain. He also participated in the recording of “2020 Young Musicians of Korea,” organized by the Korean Broadcasting System and released that November.

A native of Siheung, Yunchan currently studies at the Korea National University of Arts under Minsoo Sohn.

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