Radu Lupu died. The Romanian artist has dominated the international piano scene for several decades

Monday, April 18, 2022, 11:26 p.m.

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Pianist Radu Lupu, one of the most important pianists of his generation, has died at the age of 76.

The well-known pianist passed away on Sunday, according to him Radio Romania Musical.

Although he preferred to stay away from the press and social networks, Radu Lupu was one of the figures who dominated the international piano scene for decades.

Radu Lupu was born on November 30, 1945, in Galați.

It was formed under the guidance of teachers Florica Musicescu and Cella Delavrancea, before obtaining a scholarship to the Moscow Conservatory.

The Romanian pianist won first prize in three of the most important competitions in the world: Van Cliburn, in 1966, Enescu, in 1967 and Leeds, in 1969.

He sang as a soloist with major European and American orchestras.

Radu Lupu made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Herbert von Karajan, and his first US appearances were with the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Maria. Giulini.

He has also performed at major international festivals and recorded for the German record label Decca.

His previous awards include a Grammy for Schubert’s Sonata and an Edison Award for recording Schumann’s works.

Radu Lupu also made two albums with pianist Murray Perahia, two with Schubert lieds, with soprano Barbara Hendricks and a four-hand disc by Schubert, with Daniel Barenboim, according to the quoted source.

Due to health problems, the artist retired from the stage in 2019.

Source: Breaking News – Cele mai importante stiri – Ziare.com by ziare.com.

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