The winner of the 2021 Chopin Piano Competition, pianist Bruce Liu, makes his International Festival debut with a recital of music to astound and captivate.
The winner of the 2021 Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, among several other accolades, Canadian pianist Bruce Liu is a major new keyboard talent. He demonstrates a penetrating insight and maturity well beyond his years and brings a joyous freshness and spontaneity to his revelatory performances.
For his Edinburgh International Festival debut recital, he brings together music to astound and to captivate. Liszt’s grand fantasy on Mozart’s Don Giovanni pushes its pianist to their limits with its breath-taking technical demands – and concentrates all the drama of Mozart’s opera into a brief piano work. No less virtuosic is Ravel’s exquisite Miroirs, five beguiling musical meditations on the natural world.
Liu opens his recital with a selection of elegant yet vivid character pieces by Rameau, and the delicacy and tenderness of Chopin’s own witty reimaginings of a Mozart aria.
The Inches Carr Trust
Bruce Liu Pianist
Rameau Selection of pieces
Chopin Variations on Là ci darem la mano from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Op 2
Liszt Réminiscences de Don Juan, S 418