Yunchan Lim

South Korea  I  Age 18

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 lsangYun 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. Coming to Fort Worth, he says he is “looking forward to playing in front of the warmest and most passionate audience in the world. 


Preliminary Round

HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
COUPERIN “La Couperin” from Pièces de clavecin, Book IV, order 21
MOZART Sonata No. 9 in D Major, K. 311
CHOPIN Variations on “Là ci darem la mano,” op. 2

Quarterfinal Round

SCRIABIN Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, op. 19 (“Sonata-Fantasy”)
BACH “Ricercar a 3” from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
BEETHOVEN Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major, op. 35 (“Eroica”)

Semifinal Round – recital

LISZT Transcendental Etudes

Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482

Final Round 

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30