Yunchan Lim

South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim,18 is the youngest ever winner of the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Silver medal was awarded to Russian pianist Anna Geniushene, 31, Bronze medal to Ukrainian pianist Dmytro Choni, 28.

The winners were announced by Jury Chair Marin Alsop at the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas USA.

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 IsangYun International Competition, where he also took home two special prizes.

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