The 26th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill
July 20 to August 13, 2017
Concerts and Master Classes
Admission free. Suggested Donation $5 at door


Sunday, August 6, 2017,  7:30 PM


Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA

Eric Lu 陸逸軒 pianist



Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511

Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60

Brahms: 6 Klavierstucke, Op. 118
No. 1. Intermezzo in A Minor
No. 2. Intermezzo in A Major
No. 3. Ballade in G Minor
No. 4. Intermezzo in F Minor
No. 5. Romanze in F Major
No. 6. Intermezzo in E flat Minor


Handel: Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435

Chopin: Mazurkas Op. 33
No. 1 in G-sharp Minor
No. 2 in D Major
No. 3 in C Major
No. 4 in B Minor

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83
Allegro inquieto
Andante caloroso

 " ... And then that powerfully insistent Prokofiev. Lu relishes it, I’d say,
and all of it: the unquiet opening, the warm Andante, the precipitous finale,
which he took neither too fast nor too slow but just right.
-David Moran, The Boston Musical Intelligencer


Steinway piano provided by M. Steinert & Sons

Meet The Artists
Eric Lu 陸逸軒, pianist

19-year old pianist Eric Lu is rapidly building an international reputation as a young pianist with enormous promise, and a distinctive musical voice.

A native of the Boston, Massachusetts area, Eric Lu won the 1st prize at the 2015 US National Chopin Competition in Miami, and recently, won the 1st prize and audience award at the 2017 International German Piano Award in Frankfurt. In October 2015, at 17 years old, Eric won the 4th prize at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw, becoming one of the youngest laureates in the history of the prestigious competition. Following these recent successes, Eric received invitations to perform in many important venues around the world in just the past two years, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Alte Oper Hall in Frankfurt, Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw, Jordan Hall in Boston, Taipei National Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Strathmore Music Center, the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland, NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice, Krakow Philharmonic Concert Hall, Nohant Chopin Festival, and a tour of Japan and Korea following the Chopin Competition, performing in halls such as Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Hall, Osaka Symphony Hall, Sapporo Arts Center, among others. Described by the New York Classical Review as a musician of “exceptional musical sensitivity”, as well as by Michael Moran from the Duszniki Festival proclaiming, “The tone he produced was luminous, the articulation spellbinding and exciting, the legato and bel canto desperately moving.” Following his performance of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 during the final of the International Piano Award, the Darmstadter Echo wrote, “Lu received thundering applause after a sheer unbelievable performance of the work. Oscillating between melancholy and turmoil, he follows the expressive themes of the work with sensitivity, peeling out melodies with fascinating clarity from the virtuosic, densely-written piano part.”

Paving the way included earlier achievements of 1st prizes at the Moscow International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists(2014), the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition(2013), and the XII Ettlingen International Competition in Germany(2010). Eric has collaborated with orchestras such as the Warsaw Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Staatskapelle Halle, National Philharmonic, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic, Orchestra of the 18th century, Orquestra Clasica Santa Cecilia, New Jersey Symphony, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Rzeszow and Kielce Philharmonics, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, etc.

Eric Lu started piano studies at the age of 6 with Mrs. Dorothy Shi. While at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, he studied with Alexander Korsantia, and Mr. A. Ramon Rivera. In 2013, Eric entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he currently studies with Profs. Robert McDonald and Jonathan Biss. He is also a pupil of pianist Dang Thai Son. His debut CD was released under the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, recorded from the Chopin Competition 2015.

*Updated as of April 2017.

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