“The words ‘workmanship’ and ‘consistency’ readily apply to Xiaoya Liu’s rock-solid technical mastery and natural affinity for Vine’s idiom…Highly recommended.”
Pianist Xiaoya Liu has captured the imagination of worldwide audiences through her profound artistry and charismatic performances 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 Orchestra, Central Texas Philharmonic, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, U-M Life Sciences Orchestra, GSIM Festival 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, 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 Crystal Valley Concert Series and the American Liszt Society Festival.
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 received rave reviews from Gramophone, Chicago Classical Review, Fanfare, Limelight (Editor’s Choice), and others.