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Hayes Piano Series


“Lim’s performances were unaffected models of clarity and articulation” - The Guardian

“Lim’s virtuosity (is) most dazzling, yet as always deployed so as to highlight the idiosyncratic exuberance of the music.” - London’s Evening Standard

This performance is postponed to a future season.

At age nineteen, 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Yunchan Lim has already earned his place among the most exciting pianists of our time, stunning hundreds of thousands who watch his performances in person and online. Filling major halls across the globe, this extraordinary young musician has proved a sensation with expressive programs, technical prowess, and an undeniable passion. On the program of his intimate Hayes Piano Series recital and D.C. debut are Chopin’s hypnotically charming Etudes, Op. 10, with its effervescent arpeggios, and Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons—the composer’s poetic exploration of a trip around the sun from unhurried thaw, fruitful harvests, and winter holiday waltzes.

Lim’s performances are nothing short of mesmerizing. Prepare to be inspired as this remarkable young musician takes you on a celebratory musical journey at the Terrace Theater.

Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky - The Seasons, Op. 37a
Frédéric Chopin - Etudes, Op. 10

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

Washington Performing Arts is committed to ensuring visitors of all abilities can experience the performances and programs we present. We partner with our venues to ensure accommodations are available. For specific questions about accessibility at our Kennedy Center events, please visit https://www.kennedy-center.org/visit/accessibility or contact us at patronservices@washingtonperformingarts.org.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

The Hayes Piano Series is made possible in part through the generous support of Susan S. Angell.

Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

His Excellency Hyundong Cho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States, is the honorary patron of this engagement.

This is one of fourteen 2023-24 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s The World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via the presentation of international visiting artists, globally inspired local programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities