Yang Liu

Yang Liu was born in 1991 in Fuzhou, China. With amazing artistic talent at an early age, she learned calligraphy, singing, dancing and drawing and even trained for television.

Yang began studying piano when she was 6. In 2000, she won second prize in the 8th Xing Hai National Piano Competition in Beijing.

At 10, she entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. During her study in Beijing, she followed two famous pianists and piano teachers, Professor Pingguo Zhao and his wife, Yuan Ling. In 2007, after graduation in Beijing, she entered The Juilliard School in New York, where she studied first with Victoria Mushkatkol and then Yoheved Kaplinsky. She currently is a master’s degree student at Juilliard. 

Yang’s interests in early music led her to study harpsichord with Lionel Party and fortepiano with Audrey Axinn.

She performs frequently as a pianist, harpsichordist, fortepianist and chamber musician. 

Program

RECITAL ROUND (video)  
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(1756–1791)

Sonata in D Major, K. 576
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto

Franz Liszt(1811–1886)

A près une Lecture de Dante:
     Fantasia quasi Sonata
Transcendental Etude No. 5 ”Feux Follets”

Claude Debussy(1862–1918)

Estampes
I. Pagodes
II. La soirée dans Grenade
III. Jardins sous la pluie

Sergei  Prokofiev(1891–1953)

Sonata No. 7 in B-flat, Op. 83
I. Allegro Inquieto
II. Andante caloroso
III. Precipitato

SCHUBERT ROUND  
Franz Schubert(1797–1828)

Sonata in G Major, D894
I. Molto moderato e cantabile
II. Andante
III. Minuetto: Allegro moderato - Trio
IV. Allegretto

CHAMBER MUSIC ROUND  
Sergei Rachmaninoff(1873–1943)

Etude-Tableau in D Minor, Op. 33 No. 5
Etude-Tableau in D Major, Op. 39 No. 9

Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)

Gaspard de la nuit
I. Ondine
II. Gibet
III. Scarbo

Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)

Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 99
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionato
IV. Allegro molto

CONCERTO  
Sergei Prokofiev(1891–1953)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
I. Andantino - Allegretto
II. Scherzo - Vivace
III. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
IV. Finale: Allegro tempestoso

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