Nostalgia for Italy

with Bruce Liu

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In 2021 the young pianist Bruce Liu won first prize at the 18th Frederick Chopin Piano Competition, after which his international career soared. With Nostalgia for Italy he makes his debut with Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

“The sun shines in all its splendour…at last, I feel a magical change within me …” Tchaikovsky wrote these words while visiting the Italian city of Florence. Souvenir de Florence is a tribute to the city he adored, music brimming over with love and joy.

Bruce Liu was born in Paris to Chinese parents and grew up in Montreal. ‘What we all have in common is difference’, the young pianist likes to say. The cultural diversity he grew up with has shaped his personality.

Bruce Liu makes his debut with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, performing works by Chopin – his second piano concerto and the virtuosic Polonaise brillante – both in versions for piano and string orchestra.


  • Chopin Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante op.22
  • Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
  • Weinberg Aria
  • Chopin Piano Concerto no. 2


  • Amsterdam Sinfonietta
  • Candida Thompson direction & violin
  • Bruce Liu piano

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