Yunchan Lim, a pianist who gained worldwide fame as the youngest winner of the Van Cliburn Competition, has released his first album since winning last June.
Yunchan Lim expressed her belief that visiting and sharing music with the underprivileged is a “great achievement” more than winning the competition.
This was reported by journalist Shin Woong-jin.
It is the work of Federico Mompou, a little-known musician in Korea.
This is one of the first songs on this album after Van Cliburn’s win.
Last October, I released an album of my live performance with the Gwangju Philharmonic Orchestra at Tongyeong International Music Hall, which includes Piano Concerto No. 5 Beethoven’s “Emperor” and Yun Isang’s “Gwangju Forever”.
[임윤찬 / 피아니스트 : (광주시향과) 첫 리허설을 하는데 저는 살면서 그렇게 오케스트라 단원들이 엄청난 스피릿으로 연주하는 것을 본 적이 없기 때문에.]
When asked about his observation that winning the contest wasn’t a “great achievement,” he revealed his conviction as a musician.
Playing all Beethoven or Mozart sonatas is a must as a pianist.
He also said that reaching those who have difficulty listening to music is a great achievement and that he will try too.
[임윤찬 / 피아니스트 : 보육원을 간다든가 (제가 직접. 그분들을 초대하는 것이 아니라 제가 직접 가서 연주하고.) 혹은 호스피스 병동을 제가 직접 간다거나 아무런 조건없이 가서 연주하고]
In the first recital after Van Cliburn, we intend to show a new musical direction, focusing on the works of Bach and Liszt rather than the already existing competition pieces.
Next month, 18-year-old Lim Yoon-chan will start full-fledged overseas business in Tokyo, then London and Rome.
[임윤찬 / 피아니스트 : 사석에서 연주를 하든 부모님 앞에서 하든 저는 단 한 번도 만족한 적이 없었기 때문에]
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