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Pianist Eric Lu will make Chicago debut April 12 in Bienen Skyline Concert Series

Eric Lu will make his Chicago-area debut in the Skyline Piano Artist Series April 12
Eric Lu will make his Chicago-area debut in the Skyline Piano Artist Series April 12

The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University has announced that Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds piano competition, will make his Chicago-area debut in the Skyline Piano Artist Series April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Galvin Recital Hall, in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, 70 Arts Circle Drive.

Russian pianist Alexander Toradze, originally scheduled for this date, is unable to perform for medical reasons. Tickets issued for Toradze’s performance are valid and required for admission to the Lu concert.

Twenty-one-year-old Lu won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2018, performing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with The Hallé Orchestra and Edward Gardner in the final. Highlights of Lu’s 2018-19 season include his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Vasily Petrenko; recitals in Paris, St. Petersburg, Eindhoven and London; and a seven-date tour of South Korea.

In 2015, Lu placed fourth in the 17th International Fryderyk Piano Competition. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Warsaw and Qatar Philharmonics, in addition to appearing at Carnegie Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Tokyo Metropolitan Hall and Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, among others. Future dates include recitals at Wigmore Hall, BOZAR Brussels, the Philharmonie Luxembourg and Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

Skyline concert tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

Tickets and more information are available on the Bienen School website or by calling the concert ticketing office at 847-467-4000.

The Skyline Piano Artist Series is made possible by the generous support of The Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Inc.

The Bienen School is a member of the Northwestern Arts Circle, which brings together film, humanities, literary arts, music, theater, dance and visual arts.

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