In June 2022, Yunchan Lim became the youngest person ever to win gold at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; his performances throughout showcased a “magical ability” and a “natural, instinctive quality” (La Scena) that astounded listeners around the world. As Jury Chair Marin Alsop expressed: “Yunchan is that rare artist who brings profound musicality and prodigious technique organically together.”?The depth of his artistry and connection to listeners also secured him the Audience Award and Best Performance of a New Work. Lim’s astounding performance of Liszt’s complete Transcendental Etudes from the semi-final round of the Van Cliburn Competition is available on his Steinway & Sons debut album.
“This is certainly one of the finest and most compelling performances of the Transcendental Études I have ever heard. — Gramophone Magazine, September 2023