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


Eric Lu won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018 and made his BBC Proms debut with the Shanghai Symphony and Long Yu in summer 2019. He is currently a member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season include debuts with the BBC Symphony (at the Barbican with Alpesh Chauhan), Detroit Symphony (Eduardo Strausser), St Petersburg Philharmonic (Charles Dutoit) and Kansas City Symphony (Johannes Debus); alongside returns to The Hallé (Jirí Rožen), Warsaw Philharmonic (Niklas Willén) and Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Martin Fröst). He will also . . .

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