Charismatic, engaging, and adventurous, 25-year-old pianist HJ Lim has captivated audiences around the world with her intense, transcendent performances and unique, deeply-felt interpretations. Her debut album of the Complete Beethoven Sonatas debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Charts as well as the iTunes classical charts, and her YouTube videos have gained her well over half a million views to date. Her ambitious new album is made up of a varied collection of waltzes and sonatas by Scriabin and Ravel, centered around the dark and mystical sound-worlds of Ravels Valses nobles et sentimentales and La Valse, and Scriabin's shadowy fourth and fifth piano sonatas. Several smaller works balance out this extraordinarily virtuosic program.
The increasingly celebrated HJ Lim left no doubt that she's one of the bigger personalities of her generation. --The Philadelphia Inquirer