Decca Classics Celebrates Yunchan Lim’s Chopin: Études with Listening Party – Friday, 19 April

18 Apr 2024

Yunchan Lim’s Decca Classics debut, Chopin: Études, is available worldwide from Friday, 19 April. The hotly anticipated recording will be unveiled during a listening party on release day at 8am ET / 1pm BST / 9pm KST. To receive the link, sign up for Yunchan Lim’s newsletter at

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Yunchan Lim is the one of the most talked-about classical artists on the planet. In 2024 he presents his debut studio album on Decca Classics – the Chopin Études, Op.10 & Op.25.

Yunchan Lim became the youngest ever winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2022, aged only 18; his performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 moved his conductor to tears and gathered unprecedented millions of online viewers. In the months following, his rise to stardom has been meteoric, with invitations from the most prestigious concert halls and orchestras. Now, setting down the Op. 10 and Op. 25 Etudes, Lim is putting himself in a direct line with some of the greatest pianists of the past. Lim says “a huge universe of pianists played this repertoire, and I have always wanted to become a fundamental musician like them, so I decided to follow their route.” He has grown up listening to great pianists recording this music, including some of his favourites – Alfred Cortot, Ignaz Friedman, Joseph Lhevinne, Mark Hambourg and Sergio Fiorentino, among others.