Bourgie Hall presents

Eric Lu, piano

Imaginative pianist Eric Lu drew the public’s attention at the Chopin Competition in 2015, and after winning the 2018 Leeds Competition in England. For his first performance at Bourgie Hall, he will offer music lovers a breathtaking recital of works by Mozart, Schubert and Chopin.

“Lu’s playing is in a rare class – sensitive and emotionally intuitive.” – BBC Music Magazine

Eric Lu won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018 at the age of 20. The following year, he signed an exclusive contract with Warner Classics, and was a recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. In October 2022, Eric made his debut with the Chicago Symphony and Riccardo Muti.

Eric Lu’s 22-23 season includes subscription debuts with the London Symphony, Boston Symphony, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. He will also give recitals at the Cologne Philharmonie, Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and return to the Elbphilharmonie, Wigmore Hall, and Seoul Arts Center.

Recent seasons highlights include performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and appearing at the BBC Proms with the Shanghai Symphony. Eric Lu has worked with the Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Singapore Symphony, and on tour with the Orchestre National de Lille. He has worked with conductors Riccardo Muti, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Vasily Petrenko, Ryan Bancroft, Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder, Thomas Dausgaard, Ruth Reinhardt, Martin Frӧst, and Long Yu.

Eric has appeared in recital at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, BOZAR Brussels, 92nd St Y NY, Elbphilharmonie, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris, Cal Performances Berkeley, St. Petersburg Philharmonia, and Sala São Paulo. He regularly returns to give recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall.

Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26, No. 1
Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 70, No. 3
Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1
MOZART Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in C major, D. 959

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 7:30pm

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