Leonard Fu Violin 2019

Leonard Fu
Photo : Boris Rostami-Rabet


Violin 2019  


Biography 2019: If he weren’t a musician, Leonard Fu would be an astrophysicist. “In a way, both careers are not entirely different, both are stating the big questions in life,” he says. At 22, he already has a few impressive accomplishments on his resume. He has performed with the prestigious Elbphilhamronie of Hambourg, and was thoroughly impressed by its daring architecture. He has also performed at the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg and was invited by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in Bremen to perform under the baton of Alexander Shelley. He was recently awarded the First Prize and Audience Prize at the TONALi Competition in Hamburg. He currently studies at the New England Conservatory with Donald Weilerstein. He is a fan of fellow violinist Isabelle Faust and is particularly enamored with her recording of the Concerto for violin by Schumann. In his time off, he likes to watch horror movies. His motto is: “Treat yourself like your own best friend. 

Leonard Fu is generously sponsored by Elaine & Réal Raymond.


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Violin 2019 Program 

First Round

J.S. Bach | Partita No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1002 – Sarabande-double, Tempo di Borea-double 

Ysaÿe | Sonata in Dminor, Op. 27, No. 3 

Wieniawski |Polonaise de concert in D major, Op. 4 


Janáček | Sonata for violin and piano 

Oesterle | stand alone 

Berio | Sequenza VIII 

Schumann | Three Romances, Op. 94 – Nicht schnell; Einfach, innig 

Chausson | Poème, Op. 25 


Prokofiev | Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63