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Historical Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians

Qi Liu

A native of Shanghai, China, Qi Liu is a graduate of the Shanghai Music Conservatory and received her Master of Music (M.M.) from the Yale School of Music in 2001, where she was awarded the Charles Miller Scholarship and the Elizabeth Parisot Prize for an outstanding pianist at the School of Music.  Ms. Liu is currently a doctoral candidate in piano performance at SUNY Stony Brook, studying with Gilbert Kalish.
Ms. Liu has appeared in concerts in China, Brazil, Canada, Spain, and the United States, and her live performance was aired by the BBC.  She has performed in summer festivals at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California; Bowdoin Music Festival in Maine; Orford Music Festival in Canada; Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont and Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander in Spain.  After her performance in the Palm Beach International Invitational Piano Competition in 1998, the Palm Beach Daily News wrote: “This young woman knows how to communicate...  She plays with intense concentration, with confidence and a natural joy in the music-making.”  In 2003, she was a finalist and a prizewinner of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Award in New York City.

In the 2003-2004 season, Ms. Liu’s live performance at the Steinway Hall in New York City was aired at WFMT in Chicago, KWAX and AllClassical KBPS in Oregon.  She was also invited to perform at the Festival of the Arts in South Nyack, New York and the “Rising Star” Series at the Caramoor Music Festival.
Ms. Liu currently resides in Hamden, Connecticut, serving as a faculty member at the Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven.