Chopin and field of international talents produces a winner

Laureate of the 18th edition of the Chopin Competition about his success: “Now I have a new life to which I must adapt”

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu won the 18th International Piano Competition Frederic Chopin. An outstandingly talented pianist from Canada, as one of the few competitors, decided to play an instrument from an Italian brand. On the Dzień Dobry TVN program he spoke about the emotions that accompanied him during the prestigious competition.

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu – laureate of the 18th edition of the Chopin Competition

The International Piano Competition Fryderyk Chopin is one of the most important cultural events in the world, which has aroused exceptional emotions among all lovers of classical music since 1927. Every 5 years, talented artists of the piano scene have a chance to present their artistry by performing works by one of the most outstanding Polish composers, Fryderyk Chopin. 🎵🎹🏆

The last edition of the prestigious competition brought a Canadian pianist the title of winner. Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu is a laureate of many international piano competitions, his masterly performance has already delighted respected experts in Sendai, Montreal, Viseu and Tel Aviv. This time, the 24-year-old artist was appreciated by the jury of the 18th International Piano Competition of Frederic Chopin.

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu about his success

The Canadian pianist delighted the members of the jury of the 18th edition of the Chopin Competition with his unique playing technique, thanks to which he brought out amazing colors from the piano. Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu chose the instrument of the Italian brand “Fazioli”, it was this piano that allowed him to present his above-average skills in an unbeatable way. It is worth noting that he played on it during all stages of the competition.👏🎹🎼

It was risky. In fact, I hadn’t had the opportunity to play the piano very often before. Steinway is very popular. However, I tried it and found it to have a very noble, beautiful sound. The action was quite difficult to control, but I think sometimes it’s good to do something more difficult and adapt to new situations. This is a challenge. Like now, I have a completely new life that I also have to adapt to – said the winner of the prestigious competition on Dzień Dobry TVN. He also added that since the announcement of the results of the competition, he has not yet found time to rest. He is accompanied by unique emotions that will remain in his memory for good.

The Canadian pianist will visit several other Polish cities, where he will have the opportunity to impress the audience with his talent. He will perform in Poznań and Katowice, among others. The musician openly admitted that he would not return to his home overseas soon.

– At the moment I live in Montreal. I moved there when I was 7 years old. I think it’s nice to have a house in many places. I have my family in different countries and it was good for me when it comes to my upbringing and the culture I soaked in, noted the pianist, who was born in Paris, but officially represented Canada at the Chopin Competition. 👏

(source: Dzien Dobry TVN)

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