Bruce Liu of Canada was named early Thursday as the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the 18th Frederic Chopin international piano competition, a prestigious event that launches pianists’ world careers.
The announcement from the jury came just hours after Liu played as the last entrant among the 12 finalists, performing Chopin’s concerto in E minor, opus 11 with the orchestra at the packed National Philharmonic in Warsaw. His inspired performance was met with huge applause. Tune in bio and explore more about Bruce Liu’s Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth, Family, Career and many more Facts about him.
Who is Bruce Liu?
A pianist with roots in Paris and birth in Montreal, Canada, is Bruce. The musician’s whole name is Bruce Xiaoyu Liu, and he is a 24-year-old Montreal Conservatoire graduate. In a city known for its cuisine, the young prodigy has amassed a large number of fans on Instagram. Montreal is home to a popular personality known as Bruce, who has almost 4,000 Instagram followers. After winning the OSM Standard Life Competition’s grand prize at the age of 15, he became famous in the city.
In 2014, the prolific pianist made it to the finals of the Concours musical international de Montréal. In 2015, he won Prix d’Europe, an annual award given to a young Quebec musician or singer of promise. According to the Montreal Gazette, Bruce is continuing his studies privately with Dang Thai Son, who was a former Montreal resident and winner of the 1980 Chopin Competition.
Bruce Liu Height & Weight
How tall is Bruce Liu? He stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs about 53 kilos. He is a fitness freak as well. He has blonde hair and has light brown eyes.
Bruce Liu Wiki/Biography
|Real Name||Bruce Liu|
|Age||24 years old (As of 2021)|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Biceps Size||21 inches|
|Net Worth||$3 million, as of 2021|
Bruce Liu’s performance at 19th Chopin competition
The 18th Chopin Piano Competition results were announced a bit later than planned. Bruce was named the winner at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, which is 2 a.m. in Warsaw. On 21 OCt, 2021, the excellent pianist stunned the audience with an exceptionally moving and skilled performance.
The final of the 12 candidates to perform in the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall lasted three days. Andrzej Boreyko’s National Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied him.
The search for Chopin 2021 began in July, with 151 pianists chosen out of the 500 candidates.In the final 10, he was competing against fellow Canadian finalist JJ Jun Li Bui. In the end, JJ finished in sixth place. After Bruce was named the winner, the competition formally ended. However, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, three gala concerts will take place.
Charles Richard-Hamelin, a native of the Lanaudière region, is another Quebec legend who has won the Chopin. Charles took second place in the competition’s 2015 edition.
Bruce Liu Girlfriend
Bruce Liu has not married yet and he doesn’t have a wife till now. He is very secretive regarding his personal life and hasn’t revealed any information regarding his dating life. He usually skips questions regarding his girlfriend.
Bruce Liu Net Worth
Bruce Liu’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million, as of 2021.
Bruce Liu Facts
He was the last of 12 finalists to play over three days in the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall with the National Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrey (Andrzej in Polish) Boreyko.
The process of elimination started in July with a preliminary cohort of 151 pianists from an application pool of more than 500.
A former student of Conservatoire teacher Richard Raymond, Liu is familiar to Montrealers for having won the grand prize of the OSM Standard Life Competition in 2012 at the prodigiously tender age of 15.
He was also a finalist in the Concours musical international de Montréal in 2014 and won the 2015 Prix d’Europe, an annual award given to a young Quebec musician or singer of promise.