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Eric Lu

United States of America | 20 years old

Eric Lu currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Jonathan Biss and Robert McDonald. He is also a student of Dang Thai Son.

Mr. Lu was a prizewinner at the 2015 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw when he was 17 years old. He is also the first prize winner of the 2017 International German Piano Award (Frankfurt), and the 2015 United States Chopin Competition (Miami). Earlier, he won the first prize at the Moscow Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, the Minnesota Piano-e Junior Competition, and the Ettlingen Competition. He is also a recipient of the Tabor Piano Award at the Verbier Festival Academy.

Mr. Lu has performed in recitals and concertos at Carnegie Hall in New York, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Alte Oper Großer Saal in Frankfurt, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Jordan Hall in Boston, Taipei National Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Strathmore Music Center in Washington DC, and NOSPR in Katowice. Mr. Lu went on a tour with the Warsaw Philharmonic in Japan and Korea following the Chopin Competition, performing in venues such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Seoul Arts Center, Osaka Symphony Hall, and Sapporo Arts Center. He has been invited twice to give a recital at the Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw, and the Duszniki Chopin Festival. Other recent highlights include substituting for an indisposed Dang Thai Son with two days notice for a return appearance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall.

Mr. Lu has appeared with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Staatskapelle Hallé, The National Philharmonic, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic, Qatar Philharmonic, Orquestra Clasica Santa Cecilia, Orchestra of the 18th century, New Jersey Symphony, and others.

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