Winner of the XVIII International
Chopin Piano Competition

"What we all have in common is our difference."


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.



24 Aug 2022
Schloss Johannisberg, Geisenheim, Germany

Rameau, Chopin, Ravel Liszt

28 Aug 2022
Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden

Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1

31 Aug 2022
Philharmonic Hall. Warsaw. Poland

Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2

This is a pianist with a captivating musical personality

The Financial Times

On first encounter, there seems something attractively straightforward about his approach; an elegance and lightness of touch…

The Guardian

You don’t always know where Bruce Liu is taking you, but you feel compelled to follow him


Forget the Chopin Competition element of this release and listen to it simply as one of the most distinguished Chopin recitals of recent years, full of maturity, character and purpose

Gramophone Magazine



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