Simon Lu is 16 years old and a junior at
Boston Latin School (BLS). He first began learning piano at the age of
four and has been studying piano under Mr. Li Fan since age nine. Simon
has recently achieved the title of Young Artist from the National Piano
Playing Auditions. He also played at the Winners Concert of the 13th
Annual American Fine Arts Festival in Carnegie Hall last year.
Along with piano, Simon is an active member of his school community. He is
an officer of the BLS Science Team and has competed at numerous State
Science Olympiad tournaments over the years. He is also an associate
editor of his school¡¯s student newspaper, the Argo. In addition
to these clubs, Simon fences for the BLS varsity fencing team which
recently placed 2nd at the Massachusetts High School State
Championship. Besides piano, Simon plays the cello in his school
orchestra. Outside of school and piano, Simon enjoys reading and hiking.