You are cordially invited to
An Intimate Piano Recital and Luncheon
2022 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:30am
821 Rim Road
in loving memory of Judy Kohlhaas
$100 per person
rsvp (915) 532-3776
Proceeds benefit the El Paso Symphony Orchestra Education and Outreach Programs.
“Yet the sheer fluidity, effortlessness, and absolute control at all speeds that Yunchan Lim brought to his Rach 3 unquestionably dominated the evening and galvanized the audience. Pianist colleagues clogged my social media feeds with texts and posts, all basically saying ‘Gold Medal’ over and over again.”– Gramophone Learn more about Yuncham Lim.
YUNCHAN LIM, 2022 CLIBURN GOLD MEDALIST
Opens El Paso Symphony’s 2022-2023 Season
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to welcome the 2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist, Yunchan Lim to El Paso to open its 2022-2023 season, September 23 & 24, 2022, 7:30pm Plaza Theatre.
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. 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.”
EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
September 23 & 24, 2022 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yunchan Lim
Karim Al-Zand The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, op. 73 “Emperor”
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, op. 35
“Lim’s dazzling playing in the finale of the Rachmaninoff, which transfixed the audience in Bass Hall, inspired Alsop and the orchestra to heights unsurpassed in any of the other performances. The applause that followed was endless: a star had emerged before our eyes.” – Seen and Heard International