Pianist Yunchan Lim ’24 GC to Debut with Boston Symphony Orchestra

Yunchan Lim

Called an "immediate sensation" by The New York Times, first-year NEC student and virtuosic young pianist Yunchan Lim ’24 GC will debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, performing Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 3 with returning guest conductor Tugan Sokhiev. This is the same piece Lim performed to a stunned audience during the final round of 2022's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, securing his place as the youngest person ever to win gold at the competition. That performance has over 13 million views on YouTube and is the most-watched version of the piece on the platform. 

Lim, who is South Korean, enrolled at NEC in the fall of 2023 to continue his studies with his beloved long-time teacher, NEC faculty member Minsoo Sohn

“I see Yunchan as not merely a pianist who can sing with conviction, but as an alert, responsive musician who knows how to listen, blend, and accompany," says Sohn. "It will be wonderful to see Yunchan collaborate with amazing musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.”

To learn more about Lim's BSO debut and purchase tickets, click here.