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Radu Lupu


Romanian pianist Radu Lupu has enjoyed an outstandingly effective career. Created in the ultimate year of Globe Battle II, he started studies within the piano at age six, and after just six many years of research produced his general public recital debut; this garnered interest in Soviet musical circles and finally got him a scholarship or grant towards the Moscow Conservatory, where he worked well beneath the great Heinrich Neuhaus. In 1966 Lupu received the prestigious Vehicle Cliburn Competition. Generally this type of triumph would move a pianist to forego formal teaching and go on a full-scale professional profession, but Lupu select instead to stay in the conservatory for another couple of years and hone his currently remarkable skills. Only once honored with the very best prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1969 do Lupu disengage himself forever from student existence and occupy the part of touring virtuoso; within the next couple of years he produced appearances in every from the main musical capitals of both European countries and america. As could be said of several of his compatriots, Radu Lupu offers produced a musical house for himself within the wealthy 19th hundred years repertoire — Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Brahms specifically. But he hasn’t hesitated to stray to either part of the self-prescribed pasture — his Mozart contact is glowing when asked (see his chamber collaborations with violinist Szymon Goldberg), and he endows shows of modern works together with an integrity and intelligence not necessarily provided by top-rank virtuosi.

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Full Name Radu Lupu
Profession Pianist
Education Moscow Conservatory
Awards Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)
Albums Piano Concertos, Sonatas for Piano and Violin (feat. piano: Radu Lupu, violin: Szymon Goldberg), Concertos for Two & Three Pianos, Kinderszenen / Kreisleriana / Humoreske (Radu Lupu), Mozart: Sonata, K. 448 / Schubert: Fantasia, Op. 103, D. 940, Brahms: Piano Pieces, Opp.117, 118, 119, Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Zubin Mehta; piano: Radu Lupu), 9 Piano Sonatas / Moments Musicaux, Piano Sonata no. 3, op. 5 / Theme & Variations from Sextet, op. 18, Piano Sonata op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight” / Piano Sonata op. 13 “Pathetique” / Piano Sonata op. 53 “Waldstein”, Sonata in A minor D. 845; Sonata in G major D. 894, Schubert: Sonata in B-flat, D960/A, D664 (feat. piano Radu Lupu), Moments Musicaux, D. 780; Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958, Lieder, Quintets for Piano and Wind, Two Rhapsodies, op. 79 / Klavierstücke, op. 117-119, Klavierkonzerte 21 und 12 (piano: Radu Lupu), Lieder, Vol. II, Piano concerto No. 5 "Emperor" / Rondos, Op. 51 Nos. 1 & 2 / Piano Sonatas Nos. 19 & 20, Grand Duo / Variations / Marches Militaires, Shubert, Beethoven, Concert nr3 pentru pian si orchestra in Do minor op 37, Piano Concerto No. 1 / 2 Rapsodias, Schubert: Piano Sonatas in A major; A minor; E major, Piano Pieces, Complete Recordings, Radu Lupu - Complete Decca Solo Recordings, Radu Lupu: Complete Decca Concerto Recordings, Impromptus, D. 899 & D. 935, Mozart / Schubert - Perahia, Lupu, Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano / Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano / Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp / Ravel: Introduction and Allegro, Schubert: Impromptus D.899 & D.935, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas - Moonlight, Pathétique & Waldstein, The Piano Concertos / 3 Sonatas / 2 Rondos, Dreams Of Love - The Ultimate Romantic Piano Album, Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos.13 & 21, Radu Lupu plays Beethoven, Schubert: Sonata pentru pian No. 17, Op. 53 & Beethoven: Concert No. 5 pentru pian ?i orchestra, Op. 73, Schumann: Piano Concerto (Classic FM: The Full Works), Schubert: 6 Moments Musicaux; Piano Sonata in C minor, D958, Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 21 etc, Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano, Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano and Ravel Introduction and Allegro, Grieg / Schumann: Piano Concertos, Schumann: Humoreske; Kinderszenen; Kreisleriana, Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2 / Violin Concerto, Piano Quintet "Trout" / Octet / Arpeggione Sonata / Fantasia D. 934, Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano / Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Radu Lupu plays Schubert, Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 66: Radu Lupu, Werke für Violine und Klavier
Movies Mozart: Great Piano Concertos: Vol. 3

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The Happening 2008 performer: "Piano Concerto No. 21 In C K467 'Elvira Madigan': 2.Andante" 1785
Harem 1985 "The Fifth Concerto - Emperor"



The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Pianist
Omnibus 1969 TV Series documentary Himself - Finalist

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Harmoniques 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - soloist

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