Eric Lu

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 Artists scheme.

Highlights of the 2019/2020 season include debuts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (at the Barbican Centre with Alpesh Chauhan), Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Eduardo Strausser), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Charles Dutoit) and Kansas City Symphony (Johannes Debus), as well as returns to the Hallé (Jiří Rožeň), Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra (Niklas Willén) and Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Martin Fröst). He will also tour Great Britain with the Orchestre National de Lille (Alexandre Bloch), and will give recitals at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Wigmore Hall in London, BOZAR in Brussels, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie Luxembourg and Gewandhaus Leipzig.

The 2018/2019 season saw Eric Lu performing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (with Vasily Petrenko), Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Thomas Dausgaard), Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Darío Alejandro Ntaca) and the Hallé (Sir Mark Elder and Tomáš Hanus); he also gave recitals at the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, LSO St Luke’s, Seoul Arts Centre, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Shanghai Grand Theatre and in the Louis Vuitton Foundation auditorium in Paris.

Born in Massachusetts in 1997, Eric Lu first came to international attention as a prize- -winner of the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015) aged just 17. He went on to win First Prize at the 2017 Internationaler Deutscher Pianistenpreis in Frankfurt and the National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami, USA (2015), he also performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, National Concert Hall in Taipei, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.

The pianist’s discography includes the prize-winning Chopin and Beethoven performance from the Leeds competition with the Hallé and Edward Gardner (Warner Classics), and a Mozart, Schubert and Brahms recital (Genuin Classics). He currently resides in Philadelphia where he attends the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Jonathan Biss and Robert McDonald. He is also a pupil of Dang Thai Son.