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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 a 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 Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, GSIM Festival Orchestra, Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra, and in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hill Auditorium, Palazzo Biscari, and Shanghai Concert Hall.

She 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, American Prize, and the winner of both PianoTexas Concerto Competition and the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, among others.

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, Giacomo Scinardo, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Melvyn Tan, and conductors Miguel Harth-Bedo, Kenneth Kiesler, and Octavio Más-Arocas.

Xiaoya received a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan where she was honored with the Earl V. Moore Award for her outstanding achievement. She holds two Master’s degrees (Piano Performance and Literature, Piano Chamber Music, respectively) from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, where she served as the Graduate Student Instructor and the Graduate Award Assistant. She attained her Bachelor's (Honours) degree in Piano Performance from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music - National University of Singapore. Her primary mentors have included Christopher Harding, Natalya Antonova, Enrico Elisi, and Thomas Hecht.

Xiaoya is a Voting Member on the prestigious Grammy Awards committee, as well as a guest artist at the Sicily International Piano Festival, the Texas State International Piano Festival, the Northern Michigan University, and the International Piano Island Festival.

A recording artist for Dynamic/Naxos and Centaur Records, her latest albums World Premiere Recording - Carl Vine Complete Piano Sonatas and The Forgotten captured rave reviews from the world’s top reviewers Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, International Piano, American Record Guide, and Fanfare.

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