At just 18 years old, South Korean YUNCHAN LIM won the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition in June 2022, making him the youngest winner in the 60-year history of the competition. The video of his final round, in which he plays Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, is now by far the most viewed version of the popular concerto on YouTube. Perhaps the young talent will have a career similar to that of his compatriot Myung-Whun Chung, who also gave concerts around the world as a pianist at a young age before picking up the baton. Yunchan Lim makes his debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra with Beethoven’s lyrical Piano Concerto No. 4. The anecdote about Beethoven’s “Eroica” is famous. Infuriated by Napoleon’s self-proclamation as emperor, Beethoven scratched out the original dedicatee from the title page so brutally that a hole was created in the paper. »Now he will also trample on all human rights and only indulge his ambition; He will now place himself higher than everyone else and become a tyrant!” Unfortunately, Beethoven’s apt words are still relevant today.
Concert duration: approx. 2 hours