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eric lu

Eric Lu won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018 at the age of 20. The following year, he signed an exclusive contract with Warner Classics, and has since collaborated with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras, and presented in major recital venues.

Recent and forthcoming orchestral collaborations include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Finnish Radio Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Shanghai Symphony at the BBC Proms, amongst others. Conductors he collaborates with include Riccardo Muti, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Ryan Bancroft, Marin Alsop, Duncan Ward, Vasily Petrenko, Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder, Thomas Dausgaard, Ruth Reinhardt, Earl Lee, Kerem Hasan, Nuno Coehlo, Dinis Sousa, and Martin Frӧst.

Active as a recitalist, he is presented on stages including the Köln Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Leipzig Gewandhaus, San Francisco Davies Hall, BOZAR Brussels, Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris, 92nd St Y, Aspen Music Festival, Seoul Arts Centre, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, and Sala São Paulo. In 2025, he is appearing for the 7th consecutive year in recital at Wigmore Hall London. He has also been invited for the 7th time to Warsaw's 'Chopin and his Europe Festival' and will debut at La Roque-d'Anthéron Festival.

Eric’s third album on Warner Classics was released in December 2022, featuring Schubert Sonatas D. 959 and 784. It was met with worldwide critical acclaim, receiving BBC Music Magazine’s Instrumental Choice, writing, “Lu’s place among today’s Schubertians is confirmed”. His previous album of the Chopin 24 Preludes, and Schumann’s Geistervariationen was hailed ‘truly magical’ by International Piano.

Born in Massachusetts in 1997, Eric Lu first came to international attention as a Laureate of the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw aged just 17. He was also awarded the International German Piano Award in 2017, and Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2021. Eric was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2019-22. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Robert McDonald and Jonathan Biss. He was also a pupil of Dang Thai Son.

angel wang

Born in 2003 into a family of musicians in Los Angeles, California, Angel S. Wang began studying the piano at the age of five under the guidance of his mother. Today, he is a student at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, where he studies with Professor Natalia Trull.

Recently, he achieved laureate status at the XVII International Tchaikovsky Competition, winning the 2nd Prize and Silver Medal. Angel S. Wang has also collaborated with esteemed orchestras such as the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov," National Philharmonic of Russia, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra (Spain), Madrid Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra (Spain), Irkutsk Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theater, and Vladimir Governor's Symphony Orchestra. He has had the privilege of working with renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Alexey Rubin, Ivan Nikiforchin, Valery Voronin, Artem Markin, and others.

Furthermore, Angel S. Wang has participated in various international piano projects and festivals, including the International Piano Project "Pianissimo" (Russia), Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), American Fine Arts Festival (USA), Rafael Orozco Piano Festival (Spain), Úbeda International Music Festival (Spain), and ArsLonga Music Festival (Moscow, Russia).

He is also a scholarship recipient and an active participant in the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation,
participant of the Life Line Charity Foundation (Russia) and American Fine Arts Festival.
Angel Wang gives solo concerts in the USA, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Croatia, at prestigious concert venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York, USA), Musikverein (Vienna, Austria), the Grand, Small, and Rachmaninoff halls of the Moscow Conservatory, Concert halls of the Mariinsky theater (Saint Petersburg, Russia) , Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia).

arsenii moon

“Arsenii's greatest strength is his brilliant and fine technique, full of nuances, combined with an aristocratic elegance. The young musician already has a very personal style and knows how to charm and captivate the audience.” ©Muzlife Magazine

“Arsenii Moon is highly gifted. He is an extraordinary virtuoso capable of capturing the listener's attention with a fascinating and breathtaking story. He is equally at home with the deepest pages of Bach as well the transcendental etudes of Liszt and mazurkas of Chopin.” ©Sergei Babayan

Winner of the 64th International Piano Competition Ferruccio Busoni, Arsenii Moon, 24-year-old pianist, also won the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Award, as per unanimous verdict of the jury, which has not been awarded for almost three decades.

Concert tours for the 2024-25 season include more than 50 performances solo and with orchestras in major venues and festivals in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, South Korea and Japan, including such halls as Konzerthaus Vienna, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Seoul Arts center, Tonhalle Zurich as well as recording productions with “Deutsche Grammophone” and with the “ORF Vienna Radio Orchestra”.

Arsenii Moon was born in St Petersburg in 1999. At the age of six he began to study the piano with Elena Zyabreva. In 2010–2017 he studied with Alexander Sandler, initially at the Secondary Specia Music School of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory and subsequently at the conservatory itself. He is now finishing his degree as a student of Sergei Babayan at “The Juilliard School” in New York.

In 2009 he made his debut with a symphony orchestra at the St Petersburg Philharmonia, and in 2011 he gave his first recital at the “Mozarthaus Vienna”. Throughout his career Arsenii has been awarded numerous awards such as “Sviatoslav Richter Grant” from the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation, Yuri Temirkanov Prize,“Verbier Festival” Tabor piano award.

In earlier stages of his career Arsenii has won prizes in several major competitions, such as first prize at the Horowitz Competition in Ukraine, Second prize at the Cliburn Junior Competition in the USA, First prize at the Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam competition in Poland, First prize in the St. Priest competition in France. He appeared at the Mariinsky International Piano Festival, Yury Bashmet festival in MInsk. Within 2015-2021 he was regularly featured in programs of the St. Petersburg Music House. Arsenii appeared with such orchestras as “Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra”, “The Minnesota Orchestra”, “Orchestra Sinfonia di Bari”, “St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra”, “Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra”, “Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra”. He has collaborated with conductors as Stanislav Kochanovsky, Mei-Ann Chen, Mark Russell Smith, Ian Hobson, Valery Gergiev, among others.


LOVRE MARUŠIĆ confirmed his international reputation by winning the silver medal at the prestigious piano competitions at the International Telekom Beethoven Piano Competition 2023 in Bonn - Germany followed by special prize for the best interpretation of piece by Robert Schumann as well as winning the silver medal at the International Piano Competition Cleveland 2021 in Cleveland, USA.

He is the winner of numerous significant prizes at prominent piano competitions, among which the following ones stand out:

First prize at 20th International Competition Santa Cecilia in Porto (2018), first prize at the International Competition IMF in Paris (2018) as well as first prize, the commission award and the audience award at the International piano competition Isidor Bajić in Novi Sad (2016).

He took his first piano lessons from Rozarija Samodol in his hometown Omiš. Invited by the famous Russian pianist Natalia Trull, in 2006 he leaves for Moscow, to Central Music School at State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky, which he completed successfully in 2011.

He started his studies at the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Ruben Dalibaltayan and continued in the class of Ljubomir Gašparović, where he graduated. He continued his postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar in the class of Grigory Gruzman.

He performs with eminent orchestras and first-class chamber groups, such as:

The Cleveland Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Symphony Orchestra, Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Croatian National Theatre HNK Split, Escher String Quartet - New York, Beethoven Trio Bonn, Zagreb soloists and Split soloists.

He received Rector’s and Dean’s Award of University of Zagreb for achieving extraordinary results during studying.

As a soloist and chamber musician he performs at various festivals and concert series all around Croatia, Italy, China, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Austria, Germany, Portugal, France and the USA.

Currently he is employed at Academy of Music in Zagreb at the position of the Assistant Chair at the Piano Department, and he is the artistic director of the International Festival of Chamber Music “Ostinato” in Omiš – Croatia.

In the season 23/24 he is expected to have tours in China, tour with the Slovak Phillharmonic and Mo. Daniel Raiskin, recitals and concerts at the prominent festivals and venues in Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Croatia.

He is represented by the CristoforiumArt management.

olga kern

With a vivid onstage presence, dazzling technique, and keen musicianship, pianist Olga Kern is widely recognized as one of the great artists of her generation, captivating audiences and critics alike. She was born into a family of musicians and began studying piano at the age of five. At seventeen, she was awarded first prize at the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, and in 2001, she launched her U.S. career, winning a historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition—the only woman in the last 50 years to do so.

A Steinway Artist, Olga is a laureate of several international competitions. In 2016 she was Jury Chairman of both Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition and the first Olga Kern International Piano Competition, where she also holds the title of Artistic Director. In December 2021, Olga was Jury Chairman of the 1st Chopin Animato International Piano competition in Paris, France. In coming seasons, she will continue to serve on the juries of several high-level competitions. Olga frequently gives masterclasses and since 2017 has served on the piano faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. Also in 2017, Olga received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (New York City). In 2019, she was appointed the Connie & Marc Jacobson Director of Chamber Music at the Virginia Arts Festival.

Olga has performed with many prominent orchestras, including the St. Louis Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), as well as Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Pittsburgh Symphony, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also a featured soloist on U.S. tours with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 2018 and 2022, and during the 2017–2018 season, she served as Artist in Residence at the San Antonio Symphony. Highlights of the 2021–2022 season included performances with the Austin Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Madison Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, and Academia Teatro alla Scala. She appeared as a soloist on a U.S. tour with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and performed recitals in Savannah, Sunriver, Huntsville, Fort Worth, Carmel, and Minneapolis as well as in Portugal, Poland, and Sweden. In the 2022–2023 season, she appeared with the Dallas Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Ireland’s National Symphony Orchestra, and Colorado Symphony. She performed recitals at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival and the International Piano Festival of Oeiras as well as in Brno and Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic; Virginia Beach; Chicago; and San Francisco. In the 2023–2024 season, she performs Rachmaninoff’s four piano concertos and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Austin Symphony and with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, appears with the Czech Philharmonic on a nation-wide telecast, and tours South Africa and Asia.

In 2012, Olga established the Kern Foundation “Aspiration,” which supports talented musicians around the world.

Olga’s discography includes a Harmonia Mundi recording of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Christopher Seaman; her Grammy-nominated disc of Rachmaninoff’s Corelli Variations and other transcriptions; and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Antoni Wit. Other notable releases include Chopin’s Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3, and SONY’s release of the Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano with Sol Gabetta. Olga released a new CD in 2022 on the Delos label of Brahms and Shostakovich quintets with the Dalí Quartet.

She is featured in award-winning documentaries about the 2001 Cliburn Competition: The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge, They Came to Play, and Olga’s Journey.

Olga’s iconic dresses are designed by Alex Teih (New York), and her jewelry is designed by Alex Soldier (New York).
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