“I love Steinway Pianos: best sound and best touch!”

Yang Liu

Pianist Yang Liu attracts worldwide audiences with her profound musicianship and extraordinary virtuosity. She has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, in prominent venues including the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Koerner Hall in Toronto, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Hong Kong City Hall, the Château de Fontainebleau in France, and many others.

 Ms. Liu has won many prestigious competitions, including the First Prize in the Toronto International Piano Competition, the Second Prize in the Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, and Fourth Prize in the International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, among others. 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”, presenting Schubert’s dances on both a Steinway grand piano and a fortepiano. This album includes world premiere recordings and a Ländler completed by Ms. Liu based on Schubert’s fragment.  

Hailing from Fuzhou, China, Ms. Liu received 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 is finishing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at 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.

 Ms. Liu is also a devoted educator. She has served as the teaching assistant of keyboard studies at the Peabody Institute and is on the piano faculty at Smith College while teaching actively in the New York region. Her students have won international competitions and got accepted into top conservatories.

Yang Liu is a Steinway Artist. 

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