The pianist HJ Lim excludes Sonatas Nos. 19 and 20, Op. 49 which she maintains Beethoven intended as separate works and were published against his wishes.
Charismatic, engaging and adventurous, pianist HJ Lim captivates her audience with style, intensity and a natural flair for the theatrical whilst playing and interpreting piano repertoire with genuine brilliance. HJ has earned the fervent admiration of a devoted fan base via recital videos she uploaded to YouTube so that her Korean-based family could watch her play. This personal act, designed to bridge the geographic divide between her native and adopted homes, generated unprecedented interest and nearly half a million views.
Recording andRead more performing the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas has long been the reserve for the Grand Master or Mistress, a reward for expert hands, following long and storied careers. Here, in a bold and controversial new recording project, the 24 year-old HJ Lim will prove that she is ready now. Lim, who has already performed the sonatas in critically acclaimed 8-day concert series in France, Germany and Japan, releases the complete sonatas in a deluxe, 8-CD slipcased edition.
The Korean pianist began her musical studies at the age of three under Jong-Sun Kim. Her prodigious talent was quickly recognised and she moved to France at the age of twelve. Five months later she graduated from the Conservatoire National Région de Compiègne with First Prize and highest distinction in the class of Marc Hoppeler. She became the youngest ever person to obtain the “Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales Complètes” of Normandy in France, aged fifteen. Read less
Ms. Lim is unbelievableFebruary 14, 2013By John Y. (Seattle, WA)See All My Reviews"I went to hear her play the piano with Seattle Symphony ... and she was unbelievable. Her fingers were total blur playing the piano so fast and with total command. I'm no musician but it touched me a lot. So, I bought the CD and listen to it while I work. I feel fortunate to see her play. Now, I can listen to her everyday. She is a charming and humorous young lady. I loved her."Report Abuse