Eric Lu, piano
Chopin Birthday Concert
*Doors open at 3:00 pm for Birthday Cake and Champagne before the concert!*
Every year in February the San Francisco Chopin Foundation celebrates Chopin’s birthday with a special concert. In the past they’ve had such distinguished prize-winning pianists as Jon Nakamatsu, Gabriela Montera, Ning An, Claire Huangci and Eric Zuber, among many others. This year they are very proud to present the stunning pianist Eric Lu, First Prize Winner of the 2015 U.S. National Chopin Competition held in Miami, and First Prize Winner—and Audience Favorite Winner—of the 2017 International German Piano Award in Frankfurt. In 2015 at age 17 Eric Lu won 4th Prize at the 17th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, becoming one of the youngest laureates in its history. Eric Lu has performed by invitation at Carnegie Hall, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Tapei National Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Krakow Philharmonic Concert Hall, and with the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic among many other orchestras. Old First Concerts is the perfect venue to hear this superb artist at close range and with brilliant acoustics. We urge you not to miss it!
Special thanks to Caria Tomczykowska and The Polish Arts and Culture Foundation for providing the cake and refreshments.