Shen Lu

Age: 30
Country: China

Shen Lu, 30, has performed extensively worldwide. Noteworthy venues include Beijing’s Central Conservatory Music Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Severance Hall in Cleveland, and the Seymour Centre in Sydney. He has performed with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and many other orchestras. He has participated in the China International Piano Festival in Beijing, the New Paltz Piano Summer in New York, the Green Lake Festival of Music, and more. Mr. Shen has won numerous international piano competitions including the gold medal at the 2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Mr. Shen is currently finishing his Artist Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music under HaeSun Paik. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing under Wu Ying, and his master’s and Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston under Alexander Korsantia. In 2015, Mr. Shen released “Watercolor,” his first CD recording, on the Steinway & Sons label through Arkiv Music. Mr. Shen was selected as one of the top 10 young Chinese pianists in 2016.

 

Repertoire

FIRST ROUND

Beethoven
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2

Chopin
Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 10, No. 10

Babajanian
Poem for Piano (1966)

SECOND ROUND

Scarlatti
Sonata in D Minor, K. 213
Sonata in E Major, K. 380
Sonata in A Major, K. 209

Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

Haydn
Sonata in E Major, Hob. XVI: 31

Rachmaninoff
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Ravel
Miroirs

Grünfeld
Soirée de Vienne,
Konzertparaphrase on StraussDie Fledermaus, Op. 56

FINAL ROUND

Dvořák
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81

Brahms
Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

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