Acclaimed piano virtuoso
An acclaimed piano virtuoso, Lang-Ning Liu brings an introspective approach to both the contemporary and classical repertoire, with performances that couple breathtaking technical mastery with noble musicianship. In her New York debut concert with The Juilliard Orchestra, Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times hailed her as "a sensitive, extremely compelling artist", and praised her "elegant pianism, warmth and artistic maturity"; while Musical America has remarked on her "miraculous strength and confident breadth." After winning several major prizes and prestigious awards, Ms. Liu's career has taken her throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, giving concerts in major venues around the globe. She has recorded with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and for the RCM Celebration Series Perspectives. Highlight performance engagements include soloist appearances with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Juarez Symphony Orchestra, Southern Missouri Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Toronto Concert Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, and the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble. Ms. Liu makes frequent media appearances on radio, TV and in the media print in various broadcast and publishing networks. Notable media appearances within Canada include CBC Radio, CTV, Rogers TV, OMNI TV, Inside-Toronto, and on the Classical 96.3 FM. Ms. Liu passionately devotes herself to educational and artistic outreach endeavours, helping the community actively through numerous projects. She was the founder and artistic director of the Toronto International Piano Competition and CCC Music Festival. As a sought-after teacher, she has presented master classes throughout North America and Asia, while her students have achieved top awards in Canada, and Internationally.
Ms. Liu entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with the highest honours at the age of 11. During her studies there, she made her orchestral debut with the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Liu entered The Glenn Gould School, where she began her undergraduate studies at age 17 on full scholarship, studying with Marietta Orlov. She continued her studies in Master of Music at The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Julian Martin.