Eric Lu, piano
To perform in place of Alexander Toradze
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm
This performance is SOLD OUT.
Pianist Alexander Toradze has regrettably had to withdraw from his Skyline Series concert engagement for medical reasons. Performing in his place will be the 2018 winner of The Leeds International Piano Competition, Eric Lu, making his Chicago area debut. (Tickets issued for Alexander Toradze's performance are still valid and necessary for admission to this concert.)
“Artistry of that kind is rare in pianists of any age; to find it in a 20-year old is simply astounding”
– The Daily Telegraph
Eric Lu won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2018, performing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with The Hallé and Edward Gardner in the final. Highlights of his 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. Lu has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, 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 Madrid, among others. Future dates include recitals at Wigmore Hall, BOZAR Brussels, Philharmonie Luxembourg, and Gewandhaus Leipzig.
W. A. Mozart, Rondo in A Minor, K. 511
Johannes Brahms, 6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118
Frédéric Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
George Frideric Handel, Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435
Frédéric Chopin, Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.