Eighteen-year-old pianist Eric Lu is rapidly building an international reputation as a young pianist with enormous promise, and a distinctive musical voice. Eric is the 1st prize winners of the IX Moscow International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, and the 2015 US National Chopin Competition in Miami, where he also received the best concerto prize. In October 2015, at 17 years old, Eric won the 4th prize at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw, becoming one of the youngest laureates in the history of the competition. Earlier achievements include 1st prizes at both the XII Ettlingen International Competition in Germany(2010), and the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition(2013). Described by the New York Classical Review as a musician of “exceptional musical sensitivity”, as well as by Michael Moran from the Duszniki Festival proclaiming, “The tone he produced was luminous, the articulation spellbinding and exciting, the legato and bel canto desperately moving.” He received further recognition by the public, winning the Tabor Foundation Piano Award at the Verbier Festival Academy 2015.
$20 general admission. One hour prior to each concert: $5 student rush tickets and free tickets to those 18 and younger.