Radu Lupu is firmly established as one of the most important musicians of his generation and is widely acknowledged as a leading interpreter of the works of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert. Since winning the prestigious Van Cliburn (1966) and Leeds Piano Competitions (1969), Mr. Lupu has regularly performed as soloist and recitalist in the musical capitals and major festivals of Europe and the United States. He has appeared many times with the Berlin Philharmonic since his debut with that orchestra at the l978 Salzburg Festival under Herbert von Karajan, and with the Vienna Philharmonic, including the opening concert of the 1986 Salzburg Festival under Riccardo Muti. He is also a frequent visitor to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and all of the major London orchestras.
Radu Lupu’s first major American appearances were in 1972 with the Cleveland Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim in New York and with the Chicago Symphony led by Carlo Maria Giulini. Concerts with the New York Philharmonic soon followed and Mr. Lupu has since appeared with all of the foremost American orchestras.
In the 2012/13 season Mr Lupu’s concerto engagements will include the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis (for his 85th birthday celebrations), the Luxemburg Orchestra (Emanuel Krivine), Santa Cecilia Orchestra (David Afkham), Chicago Symphony (Riccardo Muti), St Louis Symphony (David Robertson), Boston Symphony (Christoph von Dohnanyi), Orchestre de Paris (Thomas Hengelbrock), Berlin RSB (Marek Janowski), and the Mozart Orchestra Bologna (Claudio Abbado). He will continue his cycle of the Beethoven Piano Concertos at the new concert hall in Helsinki with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra (Jukka-Pekka Saraste). His recitals will include Paris, Geneva, Genova, Turin, several cities in the US including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Aix-en-Provence, Vicenza, and the Brescia and Bergamo Festival. He will undertake his 10th tour of Japan, and will also perform in Seoul, Korea ... read full bio