Pianist and rising star Eric Lu to open the Frederic Chopin Society's 38th season

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Jan. 5—Pianist Eric Lu will perform Jan. 23 at Macalester College's Mairs Concert Hall as the opening act for the Frederic Chopin Society's 38th season.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including mask-wearing and checks for proof of vaccination at the door. Audience size is also limited to 50 percent capacity and patrons will be asked to space themselves accordingly. Because of the restricted audience size, tickets are sold out, but there is a waiting list. Those interested should leave a message at 612-822-0123.

Lu, 24, won first prize and the gold medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018, the first American to win the event since Murray Perahia in 1972. He made his BBC Proms debut the following summer and is currently a member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme. He has played as soloist and recitalist around the world, including recent debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Detroit Symphony.

The Frederic Chopin Society's season will include three other concerts by Kate Liu (Feb. 27), Rafal Blechacz (March 27) and Zlata Chochieva (May 8). For tickets, go to chopinsocietymn.org.