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Teaching Dates 
July 21 - 30

Teaching Languages
English, Chinese

“Her performance was incredibly expressive… effortlessly moving from delicate flourishes to pounding intensity…” (Toronto Star).

Pianist Yang Liu captivates audiences worldwide with her profound musicianship and extraordinary virtuosity. Since making a successful concerto debut at the age of fourteen with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, she has performed in some of the most renowned concert halls in North America, Europe, and Asia, including the Lincoln Center in New York City, Koerner Hall in Toronto, Beijing Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, the Château de Fontainebleau in France.

Ms. Liu’s musical prowess has garnered her many prestigious awards, including First Prize in the Toronto International Piano Competition, First Prize in the professional category of the Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Second Prize in the Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, Fourth Prize of the International Chopin Competition for Young Pianist, among others. She has also participated in many international music festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, PianoTexas, Fontainebleau School of Music, International Musical Artistry Goslar, and Imola Summer Music Academy and Festival. In 2014, she became a member of the  Musicians Club of New York.

In 2022, Naxos Records released her album “Schubert: German Dances, Ländlers, and Écossaises”, featuring Schubert’s dances performed on both a modern piano and a fortepiano. The album includes world premiere recordings and a Ländler completed by Yang Liu based on Schubert’s fragment. Later in the same year, her album “Dancing on the Keys, Volume I” showcased waltzes by Chopin, Grünfeld/Johann Strauss Jr., Schubert/Richard Strauss, and Ravel, was released on QQ Music in China.

Ms. Liu’s musical journey began in her hometown of Fuzhou, China. She earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky, Master of Musical Arts degree from Yale School of Music with Dr. Melvin Chen, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Peabody Institute-Johns Hopkins University with Prof. Yong Hi Moon. In addition, she has been studying at The
Imola International Academy Foundation “Incontri con il Maestro” in Italy with Prof. Vovka Ashkenazy.

In addition to her performing career, Ms. Liu is also deeply committed to sharing her passion and expertise with the next generation of musicians. As an avid educator, she is on the piano faculty at Smith College, actively teaching in the New York region, and has served as the assistant of keyboard studies at the Peabody Institute. Her students have achieved success in international competitions and have been accepted into prominent music conservatories such as the Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, and Peabody Institute.

Yang Liu is the founder and director of the Ocean Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in New York City devoted to presenting concert series and educational programs.

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