Pianist Xiaoya Liu has captured the imagination of worldwide audiences through her profound artistry, rock-solid technical mastery (Gramophone), and strong performances (BBC Music Magazine) as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across Asia, Europe, and the United States with orchestras such as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Marquette Symphony OrchestraRound Rock Symphony, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, U-M Life Sciences Orchestra, GSIM Festival Orchestra, and in venues including Carnegie HallThe Kennedy Center, Hill Auditorium, Palazzo Biscari, and Shanghai Concert Hall. 


Xiaoya was a top prize winner in the Sicily International Piano Competition, Wideman International Piano Competition, New York International Artists Piano Competition, WPTA Spain International Piano Competition, Paris Music Competition, Global Music Awards, The American Prize, and the Winner of both PianoTexas Concerto Competition and the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, among others. She is a featured artist at the Crystal Valley Concert Series, the American Liszt Society, and the Scriabin Society of America.


A recipient of full scholarships from prestigious music festivals worldwide, Xiaoya has worked alongside Yefim Bronfman, Stephen Hough, Leslie Howard, Dmitry Rachmanov, Pascal Rogé, Paul Schoenfeld, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Melvyn Tan, and conductors Miguel Harth-Bedo, Kenneth Kiesler, and Octavio Más-Arocas.

Xiaoya received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance with a concurrent Master's degree in Piano Chamber Music from the University of Michigan, where she was honored with the Earl V. Moore Award for outstanding achievement. She holds a Master's and Bachelor's (Honors) degree in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Her mentors include Christopher Harding, Natalya Antonova, Enrico Elisi, and Thomas Hecht.


A recording artist for Dynamic and Centaur. Xiaoya's latest album World Premiere Recording - Carl Vine Complete Piano Sonatas captured rave reviews from the world's top reviewers Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, International Piano, American Record Guide, and Fanfare