Bruce Liu

Pianist Bruce Liu came to the world’s attention in 2021, when he won first prize at the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw.

Since then, he has toured the world, appearing at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Konzerthaus, BOZAR Brussels, Tokyo Opera City and Sala São Paulo. Orchestral appearances include concerts with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the 2022-23 season, Liu will appear in recital on the main stage of Carnegie Hall and with the Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Symphony at the Musikverein. His festival appearances include la Roque d’Anthéron, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Rheingau, Edinburgh, Chopin, Duszniki, and Gstaad Menuhin. Past highlights include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and a North American tour with the China NCPA Orchestra.

An exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, Liu recorded his the winning performances from the Chopin Competition for his first release. It won a Fryderyk Award and received international acclaim, including Critics’ Choice and Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine, which proclaimed his debut disc as “simply as one of the most distinguished Chopin recitals of recent years.” The magazine also included the release on its list of best classical albums of 2021 and described Liu's playing as “evoking Shura Cherkassky and Georges Cziffra in a single breath.”

Born in Paris to Chinese parents, Liu grew up in Montreal. His life has been steeped in cultural diversity, which has shaped his attitude, personality and character. He draws on various sources of inspiration for his art: European refinement, Chinese tradition, North American dynamism and openness. Following his artist path with optimism and a smile, he studied with Richard Raymond and Dang Thai Son.

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