YUNCHAN LIM, 2022 CLIBURN GOLD MEDALIST
2022–2023 Cliburn Concerts
Date: September 29, 2022 7:30 pm CDT
Venue: Kimbell Art Museum
This concert is SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list for tickets please contact the box office at [email protected] or call 817.212.4280.
Sensational 2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist Yunchan Lim returns to Fort Worth this September for his much anticipated Cliburn Concerts debut. Yunchan’s breathtaking performances at the Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition this June captured the hearts of not only the jury but the audience as well; In addition to first prize, he won the audience award and best performance of a new work. Videos of his Competition appearances quickly broke classical music records—with one amassing 5 million views in just two weeks and reaching #24 trending globally on YouTube.
BRAHMS Four Ballades, op. 10
MENDELSSOHN Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, op. 28 “Scottish Sonata”
LISZT Deux légendes
LISZT Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata
ABOUT YUNCHAN LIM, 2022 CLIBURN GOLD MEDALIST
In June 2022, Yunchan Lim became the youngest person ever to win gold at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; his performances throughout showcased a “magical ability” and a “natural, instinctive quality” (La Scena) that astounded listeners around the world. The depth of his artistry and connection to listeners also secured him the Audience Award and Best Performance of a New Work (for Sir Stephen Hough’s Fanfare Toccata).
Just 18 years old, Yunchan’s ascent to international stardom has been meteoric. His final Cliburn Competition appearance with Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 delivered the defining moment of the three-week event; as one critic noted: “The applause that followed was endless: a star had emerged before our eyes” (Seen and Heard International). The video of that performance trended globally on YouTube in the days after, reaching #25, and has now become the most-watched version of that piece on the platform, amassing more than 5.5 million views in just one month.
Yunchan has performed across his native 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. His 2022–2023 inaugural tour as Cliburn winner takes him across four continents, with highlights including the Aspen Music Festival, La Jolla Music Society, and Performing Arts Houston in the United States; Seoul Arts Center, National Concert Hall in Taipei, and the KBS and Korean National Symphony Orchestras in Asia; and recital tours in Europe and South America.
GENERAL CONCERT INFORMATION
Patrons must be 8 years of age or older to attend Cliburn Concerts.
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