The 18-year-old South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim receives the applause of the audience in his debut recital in Hong Kong. Photo:  Kurt Chan @ HKU Muse
The 18-year-old South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim receives the applause of the audience in his debut recital in Hong Kong. Photo: Kurt Chan @ HKU Muse

Review |
Wunderkind Korean pianist Yunchan Lim dazzles on Hong Kong debut, matching power and pyrotechnics with poise

  • Lim, still only 18, shows why he won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with a breathtaking performance that matched force with finesse
  • He used too much power in a Mendelssohn Fantasia, but found hidden depths in a Brahms ballade and used all of his slight frame in Liszt’s Dante Sonata

The 18-year-old South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim receives the applause of the audience in his debut recital in Hong Kong. Photo:  Kurt Chan @ HKU Muse
The 18-year-old South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim receives the applause of the audience in his debut recital in Hong Kong. Photo: Kurt Chan @ HKU Muse
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