Yunchan Lim suffers hand strain

Tim Parry
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Decca-signed pianist has expressed his disappointment at the new injury

Yunchan Lim, whose much-anticipated debut recording for Decca of Chopin’s complete Études is released on 19 April, has been forced to cancel five forthcoming concert dates because of a strain in his hand. He is undergoing treatment with his doctor and physical therapist, and has withdrawn from these concerts to allow the injury time to heal. Although many will be disappointed by missing the opportunity to hear him play, this decision will hopefully protect against future issues.

Yunchan said: ‘Performing and sharing music is my great joy, and I am heartbroken that I am unable to give these concerts. I am so sorry for any disappointment this causes. I am working with doctors for a quick recovery and to prevent a similar problem in the future.

‘I offer my deepest apologies and thank you for your understanding. I look forward to returning to play with these incredible orchestras and concert and recital halls in the near future.’

It remains to be seen whether more concerts will be affected, but so far the dates cancelled are:

27 March – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London

30 March – Peralada Festival, Spain

6 April – Gewandhaus, Leipzig

8 April – Wigmore Hall, London

10 April – Fondazione La Società dei Concerti, Milan

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