Edmonton-born Louisa Lu is studying Honours Neuroscience at the University of Alberta. She has been a piano student of Wolfram Linnebach for fourteen years. Louisa loves to play piano and violin in general, especially exploring Canadian music. She plans on integrating her musical background into her university studies and using her talent to give back to the community. Her interdisciplinary research essay, “Music therapy as an alternative treatment for Alzheimer’s disease” was awarded second place for the 2016 CFMTA National Essay Competition.

Louisa volunteers regularly, playing piano and violin at senior centres, and has fundraised and donated to many charity organizations. Louisa was very humbled and honoured to be awarded the national Philanthropy Day Award; the ARMTA Community Service Award; the Alberta Music Education Foundation Student Recognition Community Service Award and people’s Choice Award; Edmonton Youth Excellence Award; the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award and the Horatio Alger Jim Pattison Alberta Scholarship.

Semi-final Programme
Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913 J. S. Bach
Scherzo No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 31 F. Chopin
Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 S. Rachmaninoff
Étude No. 4:  Fanfares G. Ligeti
Étude No. 3:  After Paganini-Liszt M-A. Hamelin
Final Programme
Sonata No. 33, Hob. XVI:20 in C Minor J. F. Haydn
Transcendental Étude No. 8 in C Minor  “Wilde Jagde” F. Liszt
Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28 S. Prokofiev
Rhapsody No. 3 in C Major, Op. 11 E. Dohnanyi
Étude No. 4:  Fanfares G. Ligeti