Lim HJ

She strode onto the stage in her trademark silk trouser suit, casually tossed a handkerchief into the piano and launched immediately into the intensity of the first of Rachmaninov’s Etudes Tableaux Op 33. HJ Lim’s debut at the Wigmore had departed. As when a bus driver puts his foot on the accelerator before his passengers […]

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Rachmaninov, Flamenco and Han: LKL meets pianist HJ Lim

by Philip Gowman 12 July 2012
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LKL is surprised four times in the space of a twenty minute interview with Korean pianist HJ Lim, and ends up an even bigger fan than before. Having enthusiastically listened to HJ Lim’s industry debut at Abbey Road Studios in May, and having purchased her boxed set of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, we’re really […]

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HJ Lim’s Wigmore debut

by Events Editor 12 July 2012
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Korean pianist HJ Lim has her official London debut at the Wigmore Hall on 20 July 2012. Expect passion and nostalgia in her Rachmaninov, and an explosive opening to her Hammerklavier. LKL heard her at Abbey Road studios earlier this year, and got a chance to interview her this week. We’ll be in the front […]

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HJ Lim: the latest exciting artist from EMI Classics

by Philip Gowman 10 May 2012
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When a record company launches a new young star, there’s always a slight suspicion that content is taking second place to style and presentation. But with Korean pianist HJ Lim EMI Classics are unapologetic, and with every justification. HJ (Hyun-jung) Lim has come to fame not via the conventional international music competition circuit: EMI’s PR […]

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