The lady playing was H.J Lim (Hyung-Jung), a young pianist from Korea, the concert was her UK debut, and it was amazing! I actually cannot believe the speed her hands moved at, they were just a blur as she played, and she just gave off this amazing energy that made you want to get up and start jumping around to the music. Maybe I just feel this kind of a connection because I play piano myself, but I'm sure that it's not just me, Lim has this essence that just captivates an audience. I would definitely come to another of her concerts, and hopefully not have to sit next to and old man who constantly makes weird slurping noises.
Here is a list of what Lim played...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata in C K330
No 1 in G minor
No 2 in F major
No 3 in A flat major
No 4 in F minor
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor (revised 1931)
Allegro agitato - Meno mosso
Non allegro - Lento - Piu mosso
Allegro molto - Poco meno mosso - Presto
In my opinion, Lim could go far, and I really hope she does because she deserves to, and I think she has the talent for it. I did find it a bit of a shame that more people didn't turn up, there were about fifty folk in the audience (including myself) and most of them were older, so I think she could do with building up a younger generation fan base here in Scotland, as well as a bigger all round fan base, though I suppose that is a hard thing to do when you're not a well known artist.
I thought it might also be a good idea to put in some information about Lim, which was provided my the program I received at the concert...
- H.J Lim began her musical studies at the age of three, and at 12 she moved from Korea to France
- She studied with Marc Hoppeler and became the youngest person to gain the Diplome d'Etudes Musicales Completes at the age of 15
- Her international career began in November 2009 when a video of one of her recitals was uploaded to YouTube
- All this makes me feel incredibly underachieved
And if you want to know a little more about Lim, just click the link: H.J Lim biography blog
Miss B xxxx