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, Vienna 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 North-America 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.
"LIU has the rare ability to bring different voices out of the piano." — The Telegram
"LIU can do the impeccable glitter, but his playing is more than pyrotechnics. It is powerful, polished, and emanates from a disciplined mind." ." — The Telegram
"... A subtle range of French colour and feeling". — National Post
"Forget the Chopin Competition element of this release and listen to it simply as one of the most distinguished Chopin recitals of recent years, full of maturity, character and purpose". — Gramophone Magazine, December 2021
A pianist "evoking Shura Cherkassky and Georges Cziffra in a single breath"
— Gramophone Magazine
The live recording made live during various stages of the
18th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw,
Release 19. November 2021
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2
Philharmonia Orchestra London
Santtu- Matias Rouvali
Royal Festival Hall London
Final round of the18th Chopin Competition, Warsaw
F. Chopin - Concerto in E minor, Op. 11
WARSAW PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ANDRZEJ BOREYKO conductor