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“Classical music should deliver hope and emotion to people, which will make the world more humane. I would like to be an active messenger. The degree of my happiness reaches the fullest while playing music on the stage, and I would like to share this fullest happiness with the audience through my performance.”

Jaeuk Lim finds artistic inspiration in the performances and passionate attitudes of other musicians: “they drive my artistry and motivate me to be more serious and excel in the music field.” Born in Incheon, he attended Yewon School and made his concerto debut at the Incheon Culture and Arts Center. Last year, he was accepted into the Seoul Arts High School, where he currently studies piano under Eun Jung Shon. With more than 10 top-three finishes at competitions in Korea, he is approaching his Cliburn Junior appearance with pure dedication: “In preparation for the Competition, I would like to push the limits and become more mature musically. Through the experience, I want to form a value in music and will exert myself to perform better.” He enjoys reading books, which he says informs his music, alongside meditation.


Preliminary Round

BACH Prelude and Fugue in E Major, BWV 854
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 5 “Feux follets”
CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52

Quarterfinal Round

MOZART Sonata No. 9 in D Major, K. 311
CHOPIN Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 31

Semifinal Round – Recital

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109
HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
LISZT Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Final Round – Concerto 

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37

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