Maria Luc is a British pianist of Japanese and Vietnamese heritage hailing from Chichester. Currently based in Manchester, she obtained both MMus and BMus (hons) at the Royal Northern College of Music with distinction. She is a winner of many prizes including the international piano competition Norah Sande Award 2017, RNCM Concerto Competition 2020 and Chopin Prize 2020. She is a recipient of the Polonsky Foundation Fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School 2022 in Colorado, U.S.A.
She has played with many orchestras around the country including Chichester Symphony Orchestra in 2019 and will be playing with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra in 2022. She is also an avid chamber musician winning the Barbirolli Prize 2019 for cello and piano and Paganini Prize 2016 for violin and piano.
Maria composes and arranges music, her works include duets, cadenzas, quartets, and wind band music. Maria studied with Ashley Wass and Helen Krizos at the RNCM. Maria was brought up surrounded by pianos as her father (Anva) is a piano technician. Her father came to the U.K as a refugee fleeing the Vietnam War after he was tragically blinded by a bomb. He met her mother (Yuriko) in Chichester who currently teaches Japanese and Piano. Maria has two musical siblings, Imy (Pianist) and Kenji (Cellist). They organise and play in their own concerts and will be playing at St. Georges, Whyke in Chichester on Friday 8th October at 7:30pm. Maria follows a vegan lifestyle and enjoys gardening.
- Chopin - Etude, Op. 10 No. 8
- Debussy - Prelude Book 1, No. 4 ‘Les sons et le parfum tournent dans le soir...’
- Scarlatti - Sonata in E major, K. 20
- Prokofiev - Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28
- Chopin - Barcarolle. Op. 60
- Op. 23 Debussy - Pour le piano, L. 95
- 1. Prélude
- 2. Sarabande
- 3. Toccata
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