Dong-Hyek Lim (born July 25, 1984 in Seoul) is a South Korean classical pianist. Lim has previously studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover and received the Samsung Culture Scholarship and the Ezoe Scholarship. He currently studies with Emanuel Ax at the Juilliard School.
Lim has been the recipient of many prominent awards. In September 1996, he took second prize in the Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow and received much international attention by being the youngest participant in the competition and by placing with his elder brother Dong-Min Lim who tied for first prize. In 2000, Lim placed fifth at the International Busoni Piano Competition in Italy and won second prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan.
In December 2001, he became the youngest winner of the Premier Grand Prix in the history of the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris and also five other special awards.
Lim created controversy in 2003 upon his refusal of his third prize placement in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels, stating that the judging wasn’t fair. The third place prize was consequently ‘unawarded’ for the first time since the establishment of the competition in 1938, and Lim’s name and placement is missing from the laureat’s page on the official web site.
Lim participated in the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in October 2005 and shared the third prize his elder brother Dong-Min Lim, with no second prize being awarded. He then placed fourth with fellow contestant Sergei Sobolev in the 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in June 2007, where no first prize was awarded. (source: Wikipedia)
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
01. Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31 (9:00)
02. Nocturne in D-flat major, Op.27 No.2 (5:18)
03. Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23 (8:39)
04. Etude in C major, Op.10 No.1 (2:01)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Four Impromptus, D.899
05. No.1 in C minor (9:24)
06. No.2 in E-flat major (4:27)
07. No.3 in G-flat major (6:10)
08. No.4 in A-flat major (6:48)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
09. La Valse – Poeme choregraphique (10:53)
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