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Michael Lu - St Louis Mo

Michael has recently won first prize in the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition! He will  soon be competing in the Cooper International Piano Competition at Oberlin in July.

Below is the entire final round performance.

Beethoven Appassionata (Complete) - Michael Lu (14) in Competition

Chopin Ballade No. 4 - Michael Lu (14) in Competition

Chopin Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 - Michael Lu (14) in Competition

March 29th 2013
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24, K491, first movement; Cannes Orchestra

Published on 8 Dec 2012

Michael Lu, 13 years old, performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in c minor, K.491, with the "Orchestre Régional de Cannes" conducted by Sergio Monterisi. Michael won the second prize and is the youngest contestant in the entire competition. Audio only because the video recording is of extremely low quality.

This performance marks Michael's second performance with an orchestra and his debut with an European orchestra.

Cadenzas by Michael Lu.

About Michael Lu (吕汉升), young pianist

Michael has won prizes in numerous piano competitions, including First Prize of the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition in Iowa in 2014, First Prize at the Fite Family Young Artists Piano Competition in Missouri in 2014, Second Prize in the Nice Cote-d'Azur International Piano Competition in France as the youngest competitor in the entire competition, and numerous 1st place wins in other state and regional piano competitions. Michael has performed with the Orchestre régional de Cannes (Cannes Orchestra) in France and the Symphony Orchestra of the Ocean University of China and currently studies with Seth Carlin at Washington University in St. Louis.
The NICE CÔTE D’AZUR International Piano Competition
Bach - Prelude & Fugue in F sharp minor - WTC 11, BWV 883
Beethoven - Sonata No. 23, Opus 57 "Appassionata" 3rd mvt.

Ravel, Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs

Chopin, Polonaise in A-flat major "Heroic", Op.53

Mozart Piano Concerto No 24, K 491, first movement - Cannes Orchestra

 Chopin - Fantaisie Impromptu - Lindenwood University

Orchestral Debut - Qilianshan Rhapsody by Kang Jian-Dong

       Sun Flowers by Wang

Der Jongleur 

Mozart Sonata No. 10, K.330, 1st mvt
With Alex Lu - Schubert Military March No.1

                                           Syncopation Sunday - Maple Leaf Rag