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Victor Lim, pianist

Website: www.victorlimpianist.com

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South Korean pianist Victor Lim began learning the piano at the age of six. In 2008, Victor gained a scholarship to study at Wells Cathedral School with John Byrne and Richard Ormrod. During his time at Wells, Victor was a prizewinner in the 2011 Moray Piano Competition and reached the Keyboard Finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012.

Victor recently gained his BMus Degree with first class honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Graham Scott, where he was the recipient of the RNCM Schubert Prize, Beethoven Prize and the Gordon Green Award. He is currently continuing his studies at the RNCM towards his MMus degree as an ABRSM scholar, supported further by Help Musicians UK. Victor now studies principally with Murray McLachlan and Jeremy Young, also receiving regular guidance from Philippe Cassard, Michel Beroff, Nelson Goerner and Kathryn Stott.

Chamber music plays a huge part in Victor's musical career. He regularly performs with pianist Ryan Drucker with whom he won the RNCM Piano Duo Prize in 2012. He is also a member of the Louko Piano Trio who were the winners of the RNCM Hirsh, Nossek and Christopher Rowland Ensemble of the Year Prizes as well as the 2016 Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition. They're coached by Jeremy Young and Qian Wu, and have benefited from further masterclasses by Alasdair Tait, Frans Helmerson, Peter Frankl and Gabor Takacs-Nagy.

As an extremely active performer, Victor has recorded for BBC Radio 3 and has performed in many prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Wells Cathedral, Hereford Cathedral, Royal Welsh College of Music, Colston Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Outside the UK, Victor has performed in Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea and France.