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Wednesday, April 23, 2025 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

Yunchan Lim, piano

Performance
Photo by Richard Rodriguez
 

“There is no substitute for rare talent, and Yunchan Lim is, indeed, the real deal…when the young South Korean is in his element, there are few sounds more ravishing in the world.” (San Francisco Classical Voice)

After his astonishing performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Orchestre de Paris in March 2024, we had to immediately invite Yunchan Lim to return for his UMS recital debut. The youngest musician to win the Van Cliburn Competition (at age 18) returns to close out the 24/25 Choral Union Series, the third of three remarkable piano recital debuts this season. Lim performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations, an incredible series of 30 transformations on a single theme that ranges from the ebullient to the introspective. The work’s epic scope transforms its beautiful, simple theme through different time signatures, textures, and harmonies.

PROGRAM

Anton Webern Variations for Piano, Op. 27
J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 998

Meet the Artist

Yunchan Lim
Yunchan Lim
piano

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Yunchan Lim, piano
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Wednesday, April 23, 2025 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Yunchan Lim, piano

Performance
Order 2024/25 Season Tickets
Season Ticket packages now available
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 1

“There is no substitute for rare talent, and Yunchan Lim is, indeed, the real deal…when the young South Korean is in his element, there are few sounds more ravishing in the world.” (San Francisco Classical Voice)

After his astonishing performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Orchestre de Paris in March 2024, we had to immediately invite Yunchan Lim to return for his UMS recital debut. The youngest musician to win the Van Cliburn Competition (at age 18) returns to close out the 24/25 Choral Union Series, the third of three remarkable piano recital debuts this season. Lim performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations, an incredible series of 30 transformations on a single theme that ranges from the ebullient to the introspective. The work’s epic scope transforms its beautiful, simple theme through different time signatures, textures, and harmonies.

PROGRAM (Wed 4/23/2025: Hill Auditorium)

Anton Webern Variations for Piano, Op. 27
J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 998

Meet the Artist

Yunchan Lim
Yunchan Lim
piano

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Shaomeng Wang and Ju-Yun Li

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Rachel and Daniel Feder, in honor of Leslie and Mary Ellen Guinn

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Yunchan Lim, piano
Hill Auditorium
Season Ticket packages now available
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 1

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2024/25 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

Yunchan Lim
Yunchan Lim
piano

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. 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.

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