Ziyu Liu


May 11, 1998


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.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle in F# Major Op.60

I. Andante
II. Prestissimo volando

Carl Vine: Toccatissimo

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Johann Sebastian Bach/Alexander Siloti: Prelude in B minor BWV 855A
Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S.178

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

No.1 in C# minor
No.2 in D♭ Major

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


Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio
IV. Finale, Allegro

Jules Massenet/Martin Pierre Marsick: Méditation from ‘Thaïs’

I. Lento
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante
IV. Allegro mosso

Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour Op.12

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Maestoso
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro vivace

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Maestoso
II. Adagio
III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo