Kate Liu, Pianist


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Kate Liu Biography


Kate Liu (USA, born May 23, 1994) is a pianist who has won prizes at many competitions, and just won third prize at the 17th Chopin Competition October 2015 at the age of 21. At the Chicago Symphony Center, she performed Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor four-handed with Lang Lang.

Childhood and Youth

Kate Liu was born in Singapore. She studied with Alan Chow, Micah Yui and Emilia del Rosario at the Chicago Institute of Music. She then studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Robert McDonald.

When she was 16 years old, Kate Liu won 1st prize at the 2010 New York International Competition. At age 17, she won 3rd prize at the 2011 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition in Cleveland and 3rd prize at the 2012 Eastman Young Artist International Piano Competition in Rochester. She has won prizes in the 3rd Asia-Pacific International Chopin Piano Competition, competitions in Montreal, at Hilton Head, the Thomas and Evon Cooper in Oberlin, in New York, the International Piano Teachers Association Competition and the Louisiana International Competition. Kate Liu received twice a grant from the American Chopin Foundation, one in 2011 and another one in 2012.

Kate Liu has given recitals in New York including at the Carnegie Hall, Subculture Arts Underground, Salmagundi Club and at the Temple Emanu-El. In Washington she performed at the Kennedy Center and Phillip’s Collection. She also performed on television (WTTW Chicago) and on radio (‘From the Top’ program and at WFMT radio of Chicago).

At the Chicago Symphony Center, Kate Liu performed Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor four-handed with Lang Lang. She has performed with the Daegu (South Korea), Montreal, Cleveland, Hilton Head, Evanston, Skokie Valley and Rochester orchestras.

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