Final Round Concerto II
June 17, 2022
Bass Performance Hall
South Korea I Age 18
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Marin Aslop, conductor
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30
Yunchan Lim launched onto the global music stage when he was 14. He won second reward and the Chopin Special Award in his first-ever contest, the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists in 2018. That same year, he stood out as the youngest player in the Cooper International Competition, where he won the 3rd reward and the audience reward, which provided the opportunity for him to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra. 2019 intended more accolades, when, at the age of 15, he was the youngest to win Korea’s IsangYun International Competition, where he in addition took home two special rewards.
Now just 18, he has performed across South Korea—including with the Korean Orchestra Festival, Korea Symphony, Suwon Philharmonic, and Busan Philharmonic Orchestras, amidst others—as well as in Madrid, at the invitation of the Korea Cultural Center in Spain. He in addition partook in the recording of “2020 Young Musicians of Korea,” arranged by the Korean Broadcasting System and released that November.
An indigenous of Siheung, Yunchan presently studies at the Korea National University of Arts under Minsoo Sohn. Coming to Fort Worth, he says he is “looking forward to playing in front of the warmest and most impassioned audience on earth.”