Recital Series
Bruce Liu, Piano

Winner of the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition, the international star pianist presents a thrilling program of classical and romantic highlights in a spectacular recital full of enthusiasm, passion and excitement.

Since winning the prestigious 2021 Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Bruce Liu has dazzled audiences at sold-out venues around the world. The extraordinarily gifted pianist demonstrates a penetrating insight and maturity well beyond his years and brings a joyous freshness and spontaneity to his revelatory performances often described as “elegant and breathtaking”.

For his Abu Dhabi Festival debut recital, he presents a thrilling programme that astounds and captivates with its breath-taking technical complexity. Capturing with skillful grace the drama of Mozart’s Don Giovanni opera in a short yet intense piano piece, Liu opens his recital with a selection of elegant yet vivid character pieces by Rameau, and the delicacy and tenderness of Chopin’s own witty reimagining’s of a Mozart aria and concludes with a masterful performance of the opera fantasy,  Réminiscences de Don Juan by Liszt.

Rameau Selection of pieces 

Chopin Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni- Op.2

Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 Funeral March

Chopin Trois Nouvelles Études, Op. Posth.

Liszt Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418

Presented by Abu Dhabi Festival
Arab World Premiere 
The Red Theater
The Arts Center NYU Abu Dhabi 
14 March 2023

About the Artist

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. 


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