Dong Hyek Lim's musical world
Lim about his music: `The hue depends on how you look at it, and constantly changes depending on when and where it is.''
The pianist entered the international spotlight after making a mark in all three of the world's top competitions: third place in the 2001 Queen Elisabeth (which he notoriously refused to accept), third in the 2005 Chopin (which he famously shared with his elder brother Dong-min) and fourth in the 2007 Tchaikovsky.
In May 2001, at the age of 16, he became the youngest pianist to make a recording contract with EMI Classics and received the Diapson d'Or award in France for his debut album, which was overseen by Martha Argerich. The same year he became the youngest winner of the Long-Thibaud competition in Paris. In Korea he became the first classical musician with an online fan community with several hundred thousand members.