Kate Liu

Onsdag, 10. august, 2016

Kate Liu, piano

Prisvinder i Chopin Konkurrencen 2015

Recital program with upcoming world star pianist, first performance in Denmark

Kate Liu (born on May 23, 1994 in Singapore) is a Chinese-American pianist. On October 20, 2015 she won the third prize (bronze medal) and the Polish Radio Award for the best performance of mazurka in the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland.

She began playing piano at the age of four. At the age of six, she was admitted to the gifted music program of the Yamaha Music School in Singapore. When she was eight, she moved with her family to the Chicago area, United States. In Chicago, she studied piano with Alan Chow, Micah Yui and Emilio del Rosario in the Academy program for talented young pianists and string players at the Music Institute of Chicago. She graduated from New Trier High School in 2012, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music under the guidance of Robert McDonald. She has won several prizes at international piano competitions:

  • 2010: New York International Piano Competition in New York City, USA – 1st prize
  • 2010: Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition in Oberlin, USA – 3rd prize
  • 2012: Eastman Young Artist International Piano Competition in Rochester, USA – 3rd prize
  • 2014: Montreal International Musical Competition in Montreal, Canada – finalist
  • 2015: The 3rd Asia-Pacific International Chopin Competition in Daegu, South Korea – 1st prize
  • 2015: 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland (2015) – 3rd prize (bronze medal) and the special prize by the Polish Radio for the best performance of Mazurkas