A thrilling program of classical and romantic highlights

Winner of the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition, the international star pianist Bruce Liu presents a thrilling program of classical and romantic highlights in a spectacular recital full of enthusiasm, passion and excitement.

The program for the evening includes:

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Selection of pieces – 25 min

  • Les Tendres Plaintes
  • Les Cyclopes
  • Menuets I et II
  • Les Sauvages
  • La Poule
  • Gavotte et six doubles

Frédéric Chopin (1810 –1849)

Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni- Op.2 – 17 min

  • Introduction – Largo
  • Theme – Allegretto
  • Variation 1: Brillante
  • Variation 2: Veloce, ma accuratamente
  • Variation 3: Sempre sostenuto
  • Variation 4: Con bravura
  • Variation 5: Adagio; Coda: Alla Polacca

Interval – 15 min

Frédéric Chopin (1810 –1849)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 Funeral March – 25 min

  • Grave- Doppio movimento
  • Scherzo
  • Marche funebre
  • Finale: Presto

Frédéric Chopin (1810 –1849)

Trois Nouvelles Études, Op. Posth. – 6 min

Franz Liszt (1811- 1886)

Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418 – 15 min


Bruce Liu

Bruce Liu was brought to the world’s attention in 2021 when he won the First Prize at the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw.

Following his competition’s success, he immediately embarks on a world tour, appearing at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Wiener Konzerthaus, BOZAR Brussels, Tokyo Opera City, Sala São Paulo, Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra, U.S tour with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Past highlights include performance with ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a North-American tour with the China NCPA Orchestra.

His upcoming highlights include debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, European tour with Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker at Musikverein, festival appearances at la Roque d’Anthéron, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Rheingau, Edinburgh, Chopin and his Europe, Duszniki, and Gstaad Menuhin.

An exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, his first album featuring the winning performances from the Chopin Competition won a Fryderyk Award and received international acclaim including both the Critics’ choice and Editor’s choice from the Gramophone Magazine, as well as being included in its list of Best classical albums from 2021.

“What we all have in common is our difference”, the young pianist likes to say. Born in Paris to Chinese parents, Bruce Liu grew up in Montreal. His life has been steeped in cultural diversity, which has shaped his differences in attitude, personality and character. He draws on various sources of inspiration for his art: European refinement, Chinese long tradition, North American dynamism and openness. Following his artist path with optimism and a smile, his teachers include Richard Raymond and Dang Thai Son.