Kate Liu

United States  I  Age 28

Born in Singapore, Kate Liu began playing the piano when she was 4 years old and moved to the United States when she was 8, where she studied at the Music Institute of Chicago. She made her orchestral debut in 2010, at age 16, with the Cleveland Orchestra, and a New York recital debut a year later. In 2015, she burst onto the international scene after winning the bronze medal and audience prize at the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw; her debut album was then released on the Institute’s label.

She maintains an active performance schedule in North America, Europe, and Asia, highlighted by performances at the Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, The Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and Warsaw Philharmonic Hall. Orchestral collaborations include those with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Polish Radio Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic.

Early on in her career, she won first prizes at the Asia-Pacific International Chopin and New York International Piano Competitions. She received a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a master’s degree and artist diploma from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Robert McDonald and Yoheved Kaplinsky.



Preliminary Round

SCHUBERT Allegretto in C Minor, D. 915
HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, op. 84

Quarterfinal Round

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110
FRANCK Prélude, Choral et Fugue

Semifinal Round – Recital

SCHUMANN Arabeske in C Major, op. 18
BRAHMS Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, op. 5

Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

Final Round – Concerto I

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, op. 21

Final Round – Concerto II

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 16