Bo Lyu

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Born in 1995, Bo Lyu began playing piano at the age of seven and now studies piano with Joanna MacGregor and chamber music with Andrew West. He was awarded a full scholarship in his BMus programme in September 2014 and will continue his Mmus programme at the Royal Academy of Music in September 2018. He has been generously supported by the Help Musicians UK.

Bo graduated from the middle school affiliated to Shenyang Conservatory of Music under the leadership of Danwen Wei, the last pianist who studied with Horowitz. While studying in China, he was invited to perform in the closing ceremony of “Beijing International Music Festival”, “The 60th anniversary concert” for Shenyang Conservatory of Music and “Franz Liszt 200th Memorial Concert” in Shanghai. He has participated in masterclasses with many great pianists, including Paul Badura Skoda, Anton Kuerti, Jerome Lowenthal, Imogen Cooper, Pascal Devoyon and Huang-kuan Chen. He was given a Yamaha Scholarship and Liaoning Provincial Government Scholarship while he was at high school in China.

Recently, Bo has been invited to perform solo recitals in Bristol Closton Hall, Bedford The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, the Shostakovich 1st Piano Concerto with The Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloist in Duke’s Hall in London and the Saint-Saens 2nd Piano Concerto concert with St John’s Chamber Orchestra in Maidenhead Norden Farm Arts Centre.