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-two-year-old Lu has performed with The Hallé Orchestra under Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder and Tomáš Hanus. 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 won the 17th International Fryderyk Piano Competition when he was 17. 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.