Bucharest, January 4, 2016/ Independent Balkan News AgencyBy Irina StoicaRomanian pianist Radu Lupu has managed to „play” his way to one of the highest distinctions offered by Queen Elisabeth the II nd. Lupu was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) title for “his services to music”, according to a list published by British newspaper The Guardian.Personalities from all fields feature on the list of people who will receive honors from the Queen. The distinctions will be awarded at some point during this year.Born in Romania in 1945, Radu Lupu is one of the outstanding artists of his generation. He's a well-known concert pianist who gained public attention especially for his interpretation of works belonging to Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and Schubert.The Romanian musician won the prestigious Van Cliburn in 1966 and the Leeds Piano Competitions in 1969. He has performed the musical capitals and in the major festivals in Europe and the United States, being a regular guest at the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals. He's currently residing in Switherland and rarely agrees to be interviewed.