1. When / Where : 2004. Feb. 21(Sat.) 7:30 / Concert Hall, SAC
2. Program : Mazurkas Op. 59, No.1,2, & 3, Barcarolle, Sonata No.2
                   F. Schubert Sonata D. 664
                   S. Prokofiev Sonata No.7
3. Tickets(won) : R 70,000 / S 50,000 / A 30,000
4. More Info. : CREDIA 02-7519606~10
5. Ticketing : Ticketlink 1588-7890

Dong-Hyek Lim, a proud Korean pianist who is growing up as a virtuoso beyond an infant genius, spreads his second recital at Concert Hall, SAC on the heels of his first recital in 2002.

He was the youngest winner of 2001 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Piano Competition in Paris.
He recorded his first recording with EMI Classics through recommendation of famous pianist Martha Argerich. The recording was selected as a 'Diapason d'or'. In 2003, he commanded public attention through refusing the the 3rd placed award of Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium. He refused the award to take the prize by objection to jury. But there will be no one to have an objection to this.
He is scheduled his Debut stage in the Wigmore Hall, England which is the center of world classic stage on 15th of Jan., 2004. With this, his 2nd recording is scheduled to release.
We invite you to this fresh classic concert to open a year of 2004.


Pianist_ Dong-Hyek Lim

He was born in 1984 in Seoul, Korea. Following in the footsteps of his elder brother, at the age of 7 he began studying music. He studied at the preparatory class of the National Conservatory of the Republic of Korea.
He won many prizes in many reputable competitions in Korea, including the Grand Prize at the 19th Hanguk Daily Newspaper Competition.
In 1993, he was chosen the year’s best young pianist by the Korean Children Association.
Having moved to Moscow in 1994, he continued his studies at the Central Specialized Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory.
In September 1996, at age of 12, he won the 2nd prize at the 2nd International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow, for which he received a congratulatory telegram from Mr. Yeong-Sam KIM, President of the Republic of Korea.
He received high acclaim for many concerts which he held in the Small Hall and the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, the Konzert Halls Berlin, the Salle Chopin Playel and Salle Cortot in Ecole Normal in Paris, the Palace Lazenski in Warsaw, with Martha Argerich in the Philharmonic Hall of B-Con Plaza in Beppu, in Japan and others.
As a member of the International Charitable Organization “New Names” he also performed solo concerts at UNESCO Congress in Paris Celebrating 50th Anniversary of UNESCO, at the Moscow Kremlin for MR Yeltsin, President of Russia, in Danilovsky Monastery, for Alexiy II, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, in the concert hall of the “Rossiya” hotel for Patriarch and the Mayor of Moscow etc.
He performed solo concerts in the world reputable music festivals, like Verbier Festival & Academy in Switzerland, La Roque d’Antheron and Piano aux Jacobins Festival in France in the summer of 2000.
In August 2000 he became the laureate of the Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy and in November 2000 won the 2nd prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan.He won the first prize at Long - Thibaud International Piano Competition in 2001 at age 17.
(transcrived from : http://www.actcity.jp/hipic/eng/past/lim01.htm)


“the most deeply gifted young musician we have heard for a long time, full of maturity, commanding absolute authority, and at the same time with an elegance which one can only find amongst the chosen…an extraordinary talent.” - Diapason (Paris)

“A quality of radiance that betokens real music making. Poetry and virtuosity seem in balance; each performance manifests flow and sweep… I soon stopped making comparisons with past ‘greats’ and succumbed to the beauty, ease and naturalness of the playing.” - BBC Music Magazine