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Ziyu LiuSupported by Club 32 donors Brian Abel and Mark Manton

Background

China
Shandong
May 11, 1998

Prizes

First Prize: Viotti International Music Competition (Vercelli, Italy)
First Prize and Best Beethoven Concerto: Città di Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition (Como, Italy)
First Prize: Singapore International Piano Competition (Singapore)

Ziyu Liu began his musical education at the Central Conservatory of Music, Middle School, in Beijing under Professor Ling Yuan. In 2015, he began further studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, studying under Ewa Kupiec (2015-17) and Arie Vardi (since 2017).

 

Ziyu has performed in major concert halls such as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Weimarhalle in Weimar, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Shanghai Concert Hall and Shandong Grand Theatre in China. He has performed with orchestras including the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, the Jenaer Philharmonie in Germany, and the Orchestra Filarmonica Mihail Jora din Bacău in Romania.  He has performed at the Mozart International Music Festival in Salzburg, at the Weimar Music Festival and the Coburg Music Festival in Germany.

Gallery

Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F major Op.38 

I. Préambule

II. Pierrot

III. Arlequin

IV. Valse noble

V. Eusebius

VI. Florestan

VII. Coquette

VIII. Réplique (Sphinxes)

IX. Papillons

X. A.S.C.H. – S.C.H.A.: Lettres Dansantes

XI. Chiarina

XII. Chopin

XIII. Estrella

XIV. Reconnaissance

XV. Pantalon et Colombine

XVI. Valse allemande

XVII. Paganini

XVIII. Aveu

XIX. Promenade

XX. Pause

XXI. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins

Encore:
Carl Vine: Toccatissimo

Semifinal Round

II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

No.3 Clair de Lune  

I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante espressivo
III. Scherzo. Allegro energico – Trio
IV. Intermezzo. Andante molto
V. Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato

Peixun Chen: Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake

Final Round

I. Andante con moto, cantabile e con piacevole

II. Allegro

III. Andante, Cantabile ed espressivo

IV. Presto

V. Quasi allegretto

VI. Presto — Andante amabile e con moto

Maurice Ravel: La Valse

[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
I. The Gnome

[Promenade II]. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza

II. The Old Castle

[Promenade III]. Moderato non tanto, pesamente

III. Tuileries

IV. Oxen

[Promenade IV]. Tranquillo

V. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in their Shells

VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle

[Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto

VII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)

VIII. Catacombs – With the Dead in a Dead Language

IX. The Hut on Hens’ Legs

X. The Great Gate of Kiev

Alberto Ginastera: Piano Sonata No.1 Op.22
Encores:

IX. Aria (Pales): Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)

Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in F major Op.34 No.3