FRIDAY 08 JULY - 8:00 PM
Schumann Arabesque in C, Op 18
Schumann Waldszenen, Op 82
Brahms Theme and variations in D minor, Op 18b
Bach Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
A welcome return for the 2018 winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition. Opening with Schumann’s popular Arabesque, the programme includes Brahms’ arrangement of the set of variations from his String Sextet No 1 which he transcribed as a birthday gift to Schumann’s wife, pianist and composer Clara. The recital ends with music by a composer with whom Eric Lu has been synonymous since his prize winning performance at the International Chopin Competition in 2015. Chopin’s large-scale technically demanding third sonata is one of the pinnacles of the piano repertoire.