Pianist Guobi Malcolm Liu began studying the piano at the age of 6 and made his professional debut at age 9. He graduated as the first-place student from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Moving to the United States, he completed both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the School of Music at the University of Kansas. Malcolm is currently a teaching fellow at University of North Texas where he studies with Artist-in-Residence and 1973 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vladimir Viardo.
Malcolm is a prizewinner of several piano competitions and music scholarships. But piano isn’t the only thing he plays well—he is also a professional gamer! He plays “League of Legends,” and once received a large scholarship to pay for his undergraduate degree by winning a tournament.