Yechan (Enoch) Lim


Piano Instructor

Yechan Lim, a native of South Korea, started playing piano at the age five and moved to the United States in 2010.  He marked his John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts solo debut in 2011 and has won several prizes and awards, including Honorable Mention at 2021 YMIC International Competition, first prizes at the Second Korea Times Music Competition, the Lions of Virginia Bland Music Competition, the INPASS Music Competition, and Mason Symphony Concerto Competition both in 2019 and 2023 where he performed the final movement of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and the first movement of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Mason Symphony Orchestra.

Lim has performed across the United States and East Asia with renowned musicians such as Seungwon Choi, the first Asian, the first disabled tenor to win the Metropolitan Opera Competition and Jinwoo Lee, the concertmaster of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Lim has performed at the Defense, Diplomacy, and Development Bush-Cheney Alumni Reunion in Washington, D.C. He was also featured at numerous Honors Recitals, Arts by George! and OLLI series at Dewberry School of Music, and Epiphany Tuesday Concert series and Music with the Angels Concert series in Washington D.C.

Since 2017, he has been an integral part of Mason Community Arts Academy by assisting the Summer Piano Academy Program, the Vocal Theatre Bootcamp, and accompanying various voice studios. And in Spring 2020, Yechan completed research on teaching beginner’s piano to elemetary-aged students who are on the dyslexia spectrum. 

Lim has earned his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance at George Mason University Dewberry School of Music, where he has studied piano and chamber music with his acclaimed professor Dr. Anna Balakerskaia as a grateful recipient of multiple music scholarship awards. He has appeared in masterclasses with artists such as George Li, Simone Dinnerstein, Claire Huangci, Carlos Marín Rayo, Edvinas Minkstimas, and Jeffrey Siegel.

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