Berlin, 29 March 2022. Deutsche Grammophon is delighted to mark World Piano Day by announcing the signing of an exclusive agreement with Bruce Liu. The 24-year-old Canadian pianist shot “from near obscurity to rock-star status in the classical music world” (The Globe and Mail) after winning the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition last autumn, since when his performances worldwide have been showered with critical acclaim.
Pianist Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu burst onto the world stage in October 2021 when he won the
International Chopin Piano Competition, the first Canadian ever to take first prize in the
long history of this most prestigious competition.
The fresh, spontaneous dynamism and flawless technique that characterised his playing throughout the various stages (“his Concerto in E minor … held poetry and virtuosity in wonderful balance” Daily Telegraph) not only convinced the jury but have since been winning over critics and audiences at sold-out venues worldwide.
Rameau, Chopin, Ravel Liszt
Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1
Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2