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Radu Lupu (Piano)

Born: 30th November 1945, Galați, Romania

Died: 17th April 2022, Lausanne, Switzerland

Nationality: Romanian

Radu Lupu was widely recognized as one of the greatest living pianists. Born in Galați, Romania, Lupu began studying piano at the age of six. Two of his major piano teachers were Florica Musicescu, who was also the teacher of Dinu Lipatti, and Heinrich Neuhaus, who was also the teacher of Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. From 1966 to 1969, he won first prizes of three of the world's most prestigious piano competitions: the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (1966), the George Enescu International Piano Competition (1967), and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition (1969).

Further Reading: Radu Lupu

 Obituary, Radu Lupu (1945-2022)

The Romanian pianist Radu Lupu, widely regarded as one of the most eloquent musicians of the late twentieth century, has died aged 76.

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