XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition

One of the three known photographs of Frédéric Chopin, taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849


Warsaw October 2nd to 23rd 2021


1st prize BRUCE (XIAOYU) LIU Canada Koncert e-moll op. 11* / Concerto in E minor, Op. 11*

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu

Born on 8 May 1997 in Paris, he graduated from the Montreal Conservatoire under Richard Raymond and is currently a student of Dang Thai Son. He has performed with major ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra, Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Americas, and has toured with the China NCPA Orchestra in North America. Recent seasons have brought two successive tours of China with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra (including appearances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall and Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre), and the Orchestre Lamoureux at Salle Gaveau. He has won prizes at international piano competitions in Sendai, Montreal, Tel Aviv and Viseu.