Instrumentalists & Ensembles

Eric Lu

— Piano

“Artistry of that kind is rare in pianists of any age; to find it in a 20-year old is simply astounding”
Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph, September 2018

"Here was impeccable technique with no trace of histrionics: Lu’s calm focus was on the essential character of the music and quality of sound. It is an exceptional pianist who can deliver limpid legato tone of aching beauty and bring to the different appearances of a melody implicit understanding and infinitely nuanced colours. In the central Marche Funèbre, he made time stand still.Lu seems already to possess something of the magic touch of early Leeds laureates Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu, and is surely one of the most exciting prospects in a long time. A veritable poet of the keyboard."
Rian Evans, The Guardian, November 2018


American pianist Eric Lu won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2018, performing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto in the final with The Hallé and Edward Gardner. On his semi-final, The Independent praised a reading Chopin’s Second Sonata which “took one’s breath away with its measured grandeur.”

Eric begins the 2018/19 season by performing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko, and continues with further concerts with The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder. Other forthcoming dates include a concert with the Oslo Philharmonic and recitals at the Wigmore . . .

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