Jenny Lu

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Jenny Lu is a graduate pianist currently commencing the first year of her research Master candidature in Music performance at Monash University, under the nurturing tutelage of Tamara Smolyar. Her research concerns the concept of narrativity in music which will be examined through the compositions of Nikolai Medtner.

Jenny performs as a soloist and a chamber musician with an array of repertoire and is always grateful for more along her journey through the labyrinth of music. Her recent program embraces some of the forgotten compositions in the chronicle of music history along with a variety of unknown gems from the contemporary centuries.

Jenny has had the pleasure to perform at various prestigious venues such as the Abbotsford Convent, Duneira Estate, Lyceum Club and Melbourne Recital Centre, while her academic excellence has been recognized with scholarships and prizes such as the Joan Earle Prize for best performance (2017), First Class Honours (2016) and the Monash Scholarship for Excellence and Equity (2013-2015). Jenny’s secondary years under Christine Simpson at Blackburn High School likewise saw her thriving in all her subjects, written and performance.

An ardent writer and voracious reader, Jenny hosts blogs publishing her poetry, prose and fiction. She likewise actively participates in a range of mentoring and volunteer positions to advocate and share the enchantment of music.

 

Jenny will be performing Sonata-Skazka Op.25 No.1 by Nikolai Medtner,  and Empathy by Tony Gould on the 5th of September.

 

 

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