(please note this recital has been moved from 11 February to the 18 February)
This recital is helping to raise funds for the Olympias Music Foundation - a Manchester based charity helping diverse communities engage with music https://www.olympiasmusicfoundation.com/
Described as a pianist with ‘with great possibilities of nuance and perfect flexibility’ (Revista Arta), South Korean-British pianist Victor Lim is establishing himself as one of the most versatile and creative musicians of his generation. Following his first public appearance in the televised BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2012, Victor has performed around the world in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Romania, China, Singapore and South Korea. In 2020, Victor performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ with NMH Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Eivind Aadland and will release his first professional solo recording in 2022. Victor is a City Music Foundation Artist, Making Music UK’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist and the winner of the 2021 RNCM Gold Medal.
As a musician with tireless curiosity for all genres of music, Victor’s repertoire ranges from Rameau to Kapustin and his interest in new music has led to recent collaborations with Graham Fitkin and Stephen Hough. Victor’s affinity with the music of Beethoven has been recognised by two awards from the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, whilst he is known to have a great personal passion for the works of Robert Schumann.
Victor combines his active solo career with his great passion for chamber music. He has collaborated with Karen Gomyo, Eszter Haffner, Susie Mészáros and Sandrai Lied-Haga, and currently enjoys close duo partnerships with soprano Xiang Ting Teng and cellist Waynne Kwon with whom the duo won the 2020 Tunnell Trust Music Club Award. Victor was the founding member of the Louko Piano Trio who went on to win all of the chamber music prizes during their time at the Royal Northern College of Music.
An ardent advocate of community music, Victor works closely with Olympias Music Foundation in Manchester and is the Senior Creative Coordinator for Fingertips ASBL and has played a key role in the running of several projects including ‘Tune-in Nepal’, ‘Fingertips International Piano Competition’ and ‘Goldberg by 32 pianists’. As an experienced educator, Victor is the Associate Artist of International Young Musicians Academy, Leverhulme Fellow of Pro Corda, and a former coordinator of the Classical Music Academy at Millfield Summer School.
Victor trained at Wells Cathedral School with John Byrne and Richard Ormrod, then at the Royal Northern College of Music with Graham Scott, Jeremy Young and Murray McLachlan as an ABRSM scholar. Awards from Help Musicians UK and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust enabled Victor to continue his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Michael Dussek, where he graduated with a Dip.RAM and received the Christian Carpenter Prize for the best final recital. After pursuing the Artist Diploma programme at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Victor now continues his studies with Kathryn Stott at the RNCM.
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