The Purdue Fort Wayne Great Artist Series presents Chinese pianist and educator Liu Liu on Wednesday, April 3, on the stage of Rhinehart Music Hall on the campus of PFW.
Dr. Liu received her bachelor’s degree in piano performance, duel master’s degrees in piano performance and music education and a doctorate in piano performance from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and currently serves as the associate professor of Music in the School of Arts at Renmin University of China.
She has won many awards in national and international competitions and was given the title of “Outstanding Young Talents” in Beijing just last year.
A highly sought after performer, Liu has given recitals throughout China and the United States including Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and Beijing Concert Hall. In addition, Dr. Liu has appeared on a number of recorded works by other composers including Michael Tenzer, Victoria Bond, Zhangzao, and Quan Jihao.
Her latest album, Memories of Time, was released in 2014 and she is the author of a number of books about music education and piano. The program will include performances of “Red Flowers Blooming All Over the Mountain” by JianZhong Wang, “Wen Haha Wu Haha” by WanTong Jiang, Marcel Tyberg’s four-part “Piano Sonata No. 2” and “PiHuang” by Zhao Zhang.
This program is part of PFW’s larger collaboration with China that includes PFW’s faculty going to China and Chinese faculty coming here, a new certificate program, and a 2020 tour of China by the Purdue Fort Wayne Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Admission is free.