Lim Yun-chan’s performance videos receive great popularity

연합뉴스 / 2022-06-22 17:57:04
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▲ This photo, provided by Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and MOC Production, shows Lim Yun-chan. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



SEOUL, June 22 (Yonhap) – Lim Yun-chan(18·Korea National University of Arts), who won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in the United States, has been drawing great attention on YouTube.

Lim Yun-chan's final performance video posted by the Van Cliburn Foundation on its YouTube channel on June 20 reached 1 million views in two days and exceeded 1.45 million views on June 22 afternoon.

The foundation shared a 43-minute-long video on Twitter on Tuesday and introduced, "2022 Clibrun Gold Medalist Lim Yun-chan’s performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is now #30 in globally trending videos on YouTube with more than 820,000 views in the last 24 hours.”

Considering that the foundation’s YouTube channel has 50,000 subscribers and the previous performance videos only reached tens of thousands of views, Lim Yun-chan's popularity seems to be unprecedented.

▲ This photo, provided by Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, shows Lim Yun-chan posing for photos with 2nd and 3rd place winners. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

The channel gathered Lim's performance videos from the competition and made a separate playlist, while his semifinal round piece "Transcendental Études"(469,000 views) and Beethoven's Piano Concerto(674,000 views), Lim’s first performance of the final, are also receiving high views.

Meanwhile, the comments for Lim’s performance videos are full of compliments of overseas classical music fans.

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where Lim Yun-chan became the youngest pianist to win gold, is a prestigious competition named in honor of Van Clibrun(1934~2013), who won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition held in the Soviet Union in 1958.

(This article is translated from Korean to English by Kim Sun Min.)



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