Pianist Jian Liu was born in China in 1980. At age 12, he was accepted at the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He moved to the United States when he was 15, and promptly won first place at the 6th Missouri Southern International Competition in 1996. Since then, Jian has been honoured at a number of competitions, including the 3rd Horowitz International Piano Competition and MTNA Chamber Music Competition. He recently completed a Master of Musical Arts (equivalent to a DMA) at the Yale School of Music with internationally renowned pianist Claude Frank.
Jian has recently been appointed to the New Zealand School of Music as Assistant Professor of Piano.
He has appeared on concert stages in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and with the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and others. Jian’s performances were broadcast by various radio and TV stations including KPHO in Phoenix and Suisse Romande Radio in Switzerland. He has been a featured artist alongside pianist Maria João Pires, cellist Jian Wang, and clarinetist David Shifrin. His artistry has taken him to prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, and Rose Theater of Lincoln Center.
CPE Bach - Fantasy
Beethoven - Fantasy
Liszt - Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata
Mozart - Fantasy in D minor
Schubert - Fantasy “Wanderer”
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