China's Shen Lu wins international piano competition

newsroom@islandpacket.comMarch 17, 2014 

Shen Lu won Monday's finals of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

China's Shen Lu won the Hilton Head International Piano Competition on Monday night.

Lu receives $15,000, a return engagement as a soloist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, a recital at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall during the 2014-15 season; a CD recording on the Steinway & Sons label; and other performance opportunities, according to the competition's website.

The finals were performed at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head.

Lu, 28, performed Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 21."

Before Monday's contest, Lu won first prize in the Hong Kong Open Piano Competition and second prizes in the Jingzhong Competition and the Asia Chopin Piano Competition, according to the piano competition's website. He also won third prize and Best Chinese Musician Work in the Gulangyu Piano Festival. He is studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music for his artist diploma degree.

Other prizes were awarded Monday as follows:

  • Second prize of $10,000: Miao Huang, 29, of Germany
  • Third prize of $5,000: EunAe Lee, 26, of Korea
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