Eric Lu, piano

Sunday 10 July, 7.30pm

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Eric Lu at Thaxted Festival

Eric Lu, piano - winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition

Schumann Waldszenen; Schubert Sonata in C major D 840; Bach Toccata in C minor, BWV 911; Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58

Leeds winner Eric Lu opens his recital with Schumann’s Forest scenes, a set of nine short pieces depicting the contrasting moods of the forest: nature at its most beautiful, but also an unknowable place. Schubert’s vast C major sonata, with its restless undercurrents, closes the first half with an air of resignation. Bach’s vibrant and often improvisatory Toccata in C minor is followed by Chopin’s complex four movement 3rd Sonata. An ebullient scherzo is followed by a serene Largo with an immensely beautiful melody, and the piece concludes in a jubilant B major. Thaxted Festival is delighted to mark the beginning of our collaboration with the renowned Leeds International Piano Competition with this closing recital by Eric Lu.

‘Leeds winner Eric Lu showed an astonishing command of keyboard tone and colour ... the sign he is already a true artist. It was a spellbinding experience.’ The Guardian

‘Lu’s playing is in a rare class – sensitive and emotionally intuitive.’ BBC Music Magazine

This concert is supported by a friend of Thaxted Festival who wishes to remain anonymous.

Tickets: £29/£22/£14/£10
(£10 age 30 and under)

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