About

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, the Round Rock Symphony, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the GSIM Festival Orchestra and in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hill Auditorium, Palazzo Biscari, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Her recent performances have been broadcasted on True Art TV and 90.7 FM.

Engagements next season include concerto performances of Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto and Florence Price Piano Concerto with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra and the UM Life Sciences Orchestra.

 

Xiaoya was a top prizewinner in the Sicily International Piano Competition, the Wideman International Piano Competition, the New York International Artists Piano Competition, the Paris Music Competition, the American Prize, the Texas State International Piano Competition, the Asian Youth Music Competition, and the Winner of the PianoTexas Concerto Competition, the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, and the GSIM Competition in USA. She has been a featured artist at the Crystal Valley Concert Series and the American Liszt Society Festival.

A recipient of full scholarships from prestigious music festivals worldwide, Xiaoya has worked alongside such artists as Yefim Bronfman, Stephen Hough, Leslie Howard, Pascal Rogé, Paul Schoenfeld, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, and conductors Kenneth Kiesler and Miguel Harth-Bedo.

Xiaoya holds a BMus (Hons) in Piano Performance from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music - National University of Singapore. A MMus and DMA followed from Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, respectively. Her principal teachers include Christopher Harding, Natalya Antonova, Dmitry Rachmanov, Thomas Hecht, Enrico Elisi, and Melvyn Tan.

 

Xiaoya was the recipient of the Earl V. Moore Award, one of the highest honors given for outstanding achievement by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Her CD album of Carl Vine Complete Piano Sonatas will be released worldwide under Dynamic in 2022.