Pianist, 18, from South Korea wins Van Cliburn competition

The 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, one of the premier showcases for the world's best pianists, was won by an 18-year-old from South Korea.

Yunchan Lim won the gold medal at the competition in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday night, becoming the competition's youngest gold medalist.

His prize package includes a $100,000 cash prize as well as three years of career guidance.

Anna Geniushene, a 31-year-old Russian, won the silver medal, while Dmytro Choni, a 28-year-old Ukrainian, won the bronze.

Lim informed the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he will talk to his teacher about his future steps in his career.

The tournament was established in 1962 to honor the famous pianist Van Cliburn, who lived in Fort Worth at the time. Cliburn, who died in 2013 at the age of 78, was a member of the US National Team.

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