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Radu Lupu

Radu Lupu

Born: 30th November 1945, Galați, Romania

Died: 17th April 2022, Lausanne, Switzerland

Nationality: Romanian

Radu Lupu was a Romanian pianist. He was widely recognized as one of the greatest pianists of his time.

Born in Galați, Romania, Lupu began studying piano at the age of six. Two of his major piano teachers were Florica Musicescu, who also taught Dinu Lipatti, and Heinrich Neuhaus, who also taught Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. From 1966 to 1969, he won 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). These victories launched Lupu's international career, and he appeared with all of the major orchestras and at all of the major festivals and music capitals of the world.

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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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