I used to be very upset to listen to that Radu Lupu left us. Not solely was one of many biggest, most passionate, deepest musicians I’ve ever heard, but in addition a really variety, compassionate, humble and humorous man – and an important buddy. He is prepared, sure. However he’ll nonetheless miss him terribly
Radu Lupu CBE is a Romanian pianist. He’s extensively considered one of many biggest residing pianists. Born in Galati, Romania, Lupu started learning the piano on the age of six. Two of his most essential piano lecturers had been Florica Musicescu and Heinrich Neuhaus, who additionally taught Dinu Lipatti, and Heinrich Neuhaus additionally taught Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. From 1966 to 1969 he received three of probably the most prestigious piano competitions on the earth: the Van Cliburn Worldwide Piano Competitors (1966), the George Enescu Worldwide Piano Competitors (1967) and the Leeds Worldwide Piano Competitors (1969).
These victories launched Lupp’s worldwide profession, throughout which he collaborated with all main orchestras and all main festivals and music capitals of the world.
From 1970 to 1993, Lupu recorded greater than 20 data for Decca Data. His notable solo recordings embody works by Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann, together with all of Beethoven’s piano concertos and 5 piano sonatas, in addition to different solo works; Gerry Greg and Schumann’s piano concertos and Schumann’s three main solo works; 9 piano sonatas and Schubert’s improvisations and momentary music; numerous main solo works and Brahms’ first piano concerto; and Mozart’s two piano concertos. His chamber music recordings for Decca embody all of Mozart’s violin and piano sonatas with Szymon Goldberg; Debussy and Frank’s violin sonatas with Zhong Jinghua; and Schubert’s numerous violin and piano works with Goldberg.
He has additionally recorded Mozart and Schubert for piano four-hands and two-hand piano for CBS Masterworks with Murray Perahia, Schubert-Lieder for EMI with Barbara Hendricks, and four-hands for Teldec with Daniel Barenboim. As well as, Lupp is thought for taking part in works by Bartok, Debussy, Enescu, and Janacek, amongst others.
Lupp has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards and received one in 1996 for 2 albums of Schubert’s piano sonatas. In 1995, Lupp additionally received an Edison Award for a CD containing three of Schumann’s main piano works. Different awards acquired by Lupu embody the Franco Abbiati Prize in 1989 and 2006 and the Premio Internazionale Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in 2006.