Opus 3 Artists welcomes Bruce Liu, winner of the 2021 Chopin International Piano Competition
Opus 3 Artists is excited to welcome Bruce Liu to our roster for North American representation. Bruce Liu was brought to the world’s attention in 2021, when he won the First Prize at the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition.
Since then he has toured the world, including appearances at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, BOZAR Brussels, Tokyo Opera City, Sala São Paulo, and the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Orchestral appearances also include the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 2022-23 season, Mr. Liu will appear in recital on the main stage of Carnegie Hall, and with the Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Wiener Symphoniker at the Musikverein.
An exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, Mr. Liu’s first album featuring the winning performances from the Chopin Competition won a Fryderyk Award and received international acclaim including both the Critics’ choice and Editor’s choice in Gramophone Magazine, which declared it “simply one of the most distinguished Chopin recitals of recent years”. They also included it in the list of best classical albums of 2021, and described Mr. Liu’s playing as “evoking Shura Cherkassky and Georges Cziffra in a single breath”
Born in Paris to Chinese parents, Mr. Liu grew up in Montreal. His life has been steeped in cultural diversity, which has shaped his differences in attitude, personality and character. He draws on various sources of inspiration for his art: European refinement, Chinese long tradition, North American dynamism and openness.