Concert V – Kate Liu
At the 2015 Fryderyk Chopin Competition, judges awarded her the Bronze Medal, but listeners voted her Best Pianist in the radio competition “My Chopin.”
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 PM
Pre-concert lecture at 1:15 pm
Fryderyk Chopin – The Raphael of the Keyboard
by Alan Walker, distinguished musicologist
(Space limited; please call to register)
Vancouver Playhouse( Click for directions )
Bronze medal winner of the 2015 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw as well as winner of the highly prestigious Polish Radio prize for best performance of a mazurka, Kate Liu was seen by many jurors and musicians as the Competition’s most original artistic personality. During the Chopin Competition, Liu received the highest score of 10 an unprecedented three times, and won the hearts of her Polish audience with the authenticity of her Chopin playing.
According to pianist and Chopin specialist Janusz Olejniczak, Liu’s performance of Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantaisie during the competition was simply the best he had ever heard.
Liu studied at the Music Institute of Chicago, and is a graduate of Philadelphia’s legendary Curtis Institute of Music. At age 14, she was chosen to perform Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor for four hands with Lang Lang at Chicago’s Symphony Center.
Ever since her win at the Chopin Competition, Liu’s schedule has been filled with memorable performances in Europe, Asia and the United States. In a glowing review of her recital, the Washington Post calls her a “grand talent.”
We are proud to present the Vancouver recital debut of this remarkable young artist. We know that it will be another wonderful chapter in Vancouver concert history.
|BRAHMS||Four Ballades, Op. 10|
|RACHMANINOFF||Etude Op. 39 No. 5 in E-flat minor|
|LISZT||Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F minor|
|PROKOFIEV||Sonata No. 8|
A reception for all will follow the concert