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Eric Lu

Eric Lu, born in 1997, has already established himself as one of the finest pianists of the younger generation. In February 2015, Eric won First Prize and the Concerto Prize at the Ninth National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami, FL. The prize package included $75,000 and concert tours in the U.S. and abroad. In August 2014, he received First Prize at the Ninth Moscow International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, and in 2013, he triumphed at the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition, receiving First Prize and the Schubert Prize. He has also won top prizes at the A. Ramon Rivera Piano Competition (2013), the Twelfth Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany (2010), and the MTNA National Piano Competition (2009).

Eric’s upcoming concert schedule includes recitals at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the famed Salle Cortot in Paris. He will also make appearances in Spain, Canada, Armenia, and Poland. Past performance venues include the Asamsaal castle and the Stadthalle Ettlingen (Germany) and the Raiffeisen Forum Lanserhaus (Italy). In the United States, Eric has performed in Boston's Jordan Hall, Philadelphia’s Field Concert Hall, Minneapolis’s Ted Mann Concert Hall, and Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. He has also performed as soloist with the Longwood Symphony in Boston's John Hancock Hall and has collaborated with the Minnesota Orchestra, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, the Wellesley Symphony, and the Boston Civic Symphony.

Eric currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Jonathan Biss and Robert McDonald. He is also a pupil of Dang Thai Son. Prior to acceptance at Curtis, Eric studied with Alexander Korsantia and A. Ramon Rivera at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Eric began studying piano at the age of 6 with Dorothy Shi.