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Bruce Liu plays Chopin

Author: Accentus Music

Accentus Music filmed Bruce Liu, winner of the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition, making his debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

  • Bruce Liu | Copyright: © Emilian Tsubaki

    Bruce Liu © Emilian Tsubaki

He has just won the most prestigious music competition in the world: the Frédéric Chopin International Piano Competition, which takes place every five years and has produced such outstanding pianists as Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich, and Krystian Zimerman since it was first held in 1927.

Born in Paris in 1997 to Chinese parents, Canadian Bruce Xiaoyu Liu grew up in Montreal and did not begin playing the piano until he was eight years old. He studied with Richard Raymond in Montreal and is currently a student of Đặng Thái Sơn, the winner of the 1980 competition and the first Asian winner ever. Influenced by different cultures, Bruce Liu has developed into one of the most musically expressive and technically gifted pianists of his generation.

He has performed with major orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Performing a Chopin program, Bruce Liu gave a concert on January 14, 2022, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, his grand debut in his native Paris.

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne Op. 27 No. 1
Rondo Op. 5
Ballade No. 2 Op. 38
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante Op. 22
Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 "funeral march"
Variations on "La ci darem la mano" from Mozart's Don Giovanni Op. 2


A 4K HDR production by Accentus Music in coproduction with WDR/Arte

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Co-Production Company WDR/Arte
Soloist Bruce Xiaoyu Liu
Composer Frédéric Chopin

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