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JENNY LU | PIANO
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne, Op.27 No.2
Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op.87 No.24
Claude Debussy Nocturne
Nikolai Medtner Sonata-Tragica, Op.39 No.5
Accompany your Thursday lunch with the pianistic stylings of the fabulous Jenny Lu, back for a second time to serenade you with soaring melodies, beautiful textures, and powerful harmonies. Make a lunch date with Chopin and Debussy, Shostakovich and Medtner, as Jenny leads you through the works she knows best.
Having completed her Masters candidature studying the concept of narrativity in Nikolai Medtner’s works under Drs. Joel Crotty and Tamara Smolyar, Melbourne-based pianist Jenny Lu has a particular love for 20th- and 21st-century music. She is drawn to compositions of lesser-known composers, breathing new life into forgotten gems that have not been frequently played. Her affinity for the Romantic, post-Romantic, and new music eras has lead to her playing works by Cecile Chaminade, Oddvar Lonner, Kaija Saariaho, Dmitri Shostakovich, Carl Vine, and obviously Nikolai Medtner to name a few.
Jenny is a sought-after soloist and accompanist, having had the pleasure to perform at various prestigious venues such as the Abbotsford Convent, Duneira Estate, Lyceum Club, Melbourne Recital Centre, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and University of the Third Age. Her work has been widely recognized through acknowledgement by the Medtner Society, achieving final results of First Class Honours, and being awarded the Joan Earle Prize for best performance. Jenny has also presented her paper and performance of Saariaho’s composition at the Gender Diversity in Music Making Conference in 2018.
As an ardent writer and voracious reader, truly a storyteller in all aspects of her life, Jenny writes fiction, poetry, prose, and academic journal articles. She contends herself in threading the convergence of literary and musical worlds.