November 3, 2023
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Victory at the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition
in October 2021 turned Bruce Liu into a worldwide
sensation. Deutsche Grammophon’s live album of his
competition recordings was released to rave reviews the
following month, and the Canadian-Chinese pianist pianist
became an exclusive DG artist in March 2022. Now Bruce
Liu, "a pianist with a captivating musical personality"
(Financial Times), has recorded his highly anticipated
debut studio album, spanning two centuries of French
The Paris-born pianist has taken a historical approach in selecting his repertoire, focusing on three French composers who played a central role in the development of keyboard music between the 18th and early 20th centuries: Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-88) and Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). The album's title reflects both the nature theme that runs throughout the album and Liu's spontaneous style: "The sea is always changing," he notes. "And my approach to the music I play is never fixed."