Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Korean Pianist Lim Dong-hyek to go on national tour

Pianist Lim Dong-hyek is going to undertake a tour around the country in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of his debut. For this tour, Lim will be playing works by Russian artists including Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

This world-famous musician studied at the Moscow Central Music School. After graduating in 1998, he enrolled at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and trained under professor Lev Naumov.

He first gained international recognition for winning second prize in the Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow in 1996, his older brother Lim Dong-Min won first prize at the very Competition. He went on to make headlines in the classical music scene including being the youngest winner of the Premier Grand Prix in the history of the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris in 2001.

The tour will start in Feb. 11 in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province and travel through Busan, Mokpo, Daegu, Daejeon, Seongnam, Goyang, Geoje, and Incheon.

The concert will arrive at Seoul Arts Center on Feb. 18. Tickets costs from 30,000

Source: The Korea Times

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