Lang Ning Liu
Lang Ning Liu
An acclaimed piano virtuoso, Lang-Ning Liu brings an introspective approach to both the contemporary and classical repertoire, with performances that couple breathtaking technical mastery with profound and eloquent musicality. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times hailed her as "a sensitive, extremely compelling artist", and praised her "elegant pianism, warmth and artistic maturity". Musical America has remarked on her "miraculous strength and confident breadth."
Ms. Liu has accumulated numerous prestigious awards and prizes, including top honours from the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Steuermann Memorial Prize, the China-France Mi Do International Piano Competition, and the Xing Hai National Piano Competition. She has been engaged as a recording artist on a number of projects, including Celebration Series Perspectives in association with RCM Examinations, and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Highlight performance engagements include guest soloist appearances with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra, Juarez Symphony Orchestra, Southern Missouri Symphony, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Toronto Concert Orchestra, Liao Ning Philharmonic, University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber recitalist, she has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, giving recitals in major venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music Hall of the Warsaw Philharmonic in Poland, and Hong Kong’s Performing Arts Center. She also performs in piano duo with Michael Berkovsky. Ms. Liu makes frequent media appearances on radio, TV and in the media print in Canada’s largest broadcast and publishing networks, as well as those abroad. Notable media appearances within Canada include CTV’s Bravo! & CP24 TV, Fairchild TV, Rogers TV, OMNI TV, Inside-Toronto, and guest appearances on the Classical 96.3 FM radio.
Ms. Liu passionately devotes herself to educational and artistic outreach endeavours, helping the community actively through numerous projects. She was the founder and artistic director of the Toronto International Piano Competition and CCC Music Festival. Ms. Liu is a sought-after piano teacher whose students have achieved top awards in competitions at all levels throughout Canada and abroad. She frequently conducts master classes and adjudicates in festivals and competitions throughout North America and Asia.
Ms. Liu entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with the highest honors at the age of 11. During her studies there, she made her orchestral debut with the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Liu entered The Glenn Gould School in Toronto, where she began her undergraduate studies at age 17 on full scholarship, studying with Marietta Orlov. She completed her studies in Master of Music in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School in New York, under the tutelage of Julian Martin.