2 Sept: Chopin winner Bruce Liu

Recital with Bruce Liu, winner of the 2021 Chopin Piano Competition, Friday September 2 at 19:30 in the Håkon's Hall in Bergen.  

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Bruce Liu was brought to the world’s attention in 2021, when he won the First Prize at the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw.

Following his competition’s success, he immediately embarks on a world tour, appearing at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, BOZAR Brussels, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, Sala São Paulo, Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Upcoming highlights include debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, US tour with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, European tour with Montreal Symphony Orchestra, festival appearances at la Roque d’Anthéron, Rheingau Musik Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Riga Jurmala, Chopin and his Europe, Duszniki, and Klavier-Festival Ruhr.

In 2022, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. His first album, featuring the winning performances from the Chopin Competition, received international acclaim including both the Critics’ choice and Editor’s choice from the Gramophone Magazine.

For the Grieg Competition, Liu will give a special recital in the Håkon's Hall in Bergen.

The Håkon´s Hall is more than seven hundred and fifty years old and was built by King Håkon Håkonsson between 1247 and 1261 as a royal residence and feasting hall. When the king’s son Magnus Håkonsson Lagabøte married the Danish princess Ingeborg in 1261, 2000 guests were hosted in three buildings. “Kings held court in the stone hall”, as the sagas say.

PROGRAM

Håkonshallen, Friday 2 September 2022 at 19.30
Bruce Liu, piano

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
From Suite in D major, RCT 3: Les tendres plaintes, Les cyclopes
From Suite in G major, RCT 6: Menuets I et II, Les sauvages, La poule
From Suite in A minor, RCT 5: Gavotte et six doubles

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
Variations on "Là ci darem la mano" from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Op. 2

Intermission

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Miroirs
I. Noctuelles
II. Oiseaux tristes
III. Une barque sur l’océan
IV. Alborada del grazioso
V. La vallée des cloches

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418

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Adults: NOK 250.
Children/Students NOK 100

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