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Bruce Liu

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First prize winner of the 18th Chopin Piano Competition in 2021 in Warsaw, Bruce Liu’s has secured his reputation as one of the most exciting talents of his generation.

Highlights of Liu’s 2023-24 season included international tours with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and Paavo Järvi; the Philharmonia Orchestra and Santtu-Matias Rouvali; the Warsaw Philharmonic and Andrey Boreyko; as well as with the Münchener Kammerorchester in a play-direct program. Also in 2023, he had anticipated debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He works regularly with many of today’s most distinguished conductors including Gustavo Gimeno, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gianandrea Noseda, Rafael Payare, Vasily Petrenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Lahav Shani, and Dalia Stasevska.

Liu has performed globally with major orchestras including the Wiener Symphoniker, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and NHK Symphony Orchestra.

As an active recitalist, he appears regularly at major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, and Tokyo Opera City. Liu made his solo recital debuts in the 2023-24 season at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Kölner Philharmonie, and Chicago Symphony Center.

Having been a regular guest at the Rheingau Musik Festival since 2022, Liu will returned in summer 2024 to feature in a series of wide-ranging events. In recent years, he has appeared at La Roque-d'Anthéron, Verbier, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Edinburgh International, Gstaad Menuhin, and Tanglewood music festivals.

An exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, Liu’s highly-anticipated debut studio album “Waves,” which spans two centuries of French keyboard music including the works of Rameau, Ravel, and Alkan, was released in November 2023. His first album featuring his award-winning performances from the Chopin International Piano Competition garnered international acclaim, including being chosen as a Gramophone Magazine's Editor’s Choice for best new classical recording in December 2021 and one of the best classical albums of 2021.

Liu studied with Richard Raymond and Dang Thai Son. Born in Paris to Chinese parents and brought up in Montréal, Liu’s phenomenal artistry has been shaped by his multi-cultural heritage: European refinement, North American dynamism, and the long tradition of Chinese culture.

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