2022 Cliburn Winner Lim Yunchan Inks Contract with Decca Classics

SEOUL — Pianist Lim Yunchan, who became the youngest winner of the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has signed a contract with Decca Classics, Universal Music Group announced on Thursday.

As per Yonhap News Agency, Lim won the prestigious competition last June with his performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, which received a standing ovation and has since garnered over 12 million views on YouTube. Decca Classics, a British label under Universal Music, reported that it pursued the South Korean pianist across multiple countries to secure the contract.

Lim has already released a live recording album of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the Gwangju Symphony Orchestra on Universal Music Korea. He is set to perform at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 21 and is also scheduled to release an album with Decca next spring.

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