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Awards & Recognition | Bellevue School District
2008 Seattle International Piano Competition Winners, Finalists, and Semi-finalists
Christopher Lu, USA (2008 Youth, Ages 7-13 Gold Medalist)
Christopher Lu, 12, started piano lessons at the age of 5 with James Chen.
has won many prizes in both local and regional competitions.
won the Northwest Chopin Festival twice, the first time when he
At the age of 11, Chris
received Honorable Mention in the Washington State MTNA Junior Piano Competition (ages 11 -14).
was also chosen as one of the three state recitalists representing Seattle in the WSMTA Convention honors recital of 2007.
Chris attends Odle Middle School's PRISM program for the gifted and talented in Bellevue, Washington, where he is an honor roll student and also a cellist in the school orchestra.
spare time, Chris
enjoys reading, video games, racquet sports and movies.
Teachers' Favorite: Christopher Lu
Artist of Special Promise Award: Hye Lim Kim
Best performance of a work by J. S. Bach: Christopher Lu
Best performance of a work by K. Szymanowski: Sun Chang
Best performance of a Mazurka by F. Chopin: Christopher Lu
Best performance of a work by R. Schumann: Sun Chang
Best performance of a Classical sonata movement: Dashle Hodge
Youth, Ages 7-13 Finalists
Thomas Burrill (USA), Sun Chang (Korea/USA), Dashle Hodge (USA), Sean Jeong (USA), Hye Lim Kim (Korea), Christopher Lu (USA), Asana Onishi (USA)
2010 Seattle International Piano Competition Winners, Finalists, and Semi-finalists
Christopher Lu, USA (2010 Youth, Ages 14-18 Silver Medalist)
Fourteen year old Christopher Lu from Redmond, Washington was the gold medalist in the Seattle International Piano Competition's Junior Youth category in 2008.
In March 2010, after placing first in both Washington State and the Northwest Region, Chris became one of the seven national finalists in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition in Albuquerque.
Also in 2010, Chris performed Chopin's first concerto with the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, and was the winner of the Beatrice Hermann Competition.
Chris and his brother Alex (also a pianist) were recently the subjects of an MSNBC story, and appeared on KOMO TV and King FM 98.1.
has won the Northwest Chopin Festival twice, placed first in the Simon Fiset, Seattle Bach, Seattle Russian Music, CWU Sonata, PAFE Solo & Concerto and SIPF Contemporary Festivals.
Chris is now a 9th grade International Baccalaureate student in the Gifted Program at Interlake High School in Bellevue, Washington.
enjoys reading, racquet sports, playing cello and chamber music.
started piano lessons at the age of five with James Chen and has studied with Dr. Peter Mack since 2006.
Audience Favorite award: Christopher Lu
Teachers' Favorite award: Christopher Lu
Best Performance of a work by R. Schumann: Christopher Lu
Jovian Cheng (Canada), Alison Chiang (USA), Jade Huang (USA), Christopher Lu (USA), Jessica Ma (USA), Max Wang (USA)