Altenburg Arts and the Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) are proud to jointly present the long-awaited Singapore debut of Singapore-born prize-winning pianist Kate Liu.
DRAMA & PASSION
SOLO RECITAL BY
THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER 2021
VICTORIA CONCERT HALL, SINGAPORE
Already lauded by The Washington Post as “a grand talent” at age 17, Liu made international headlines when she clinched the bronze medal at the age of 21 at the prestigious 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition held in Warsaw, Poland in 2015. She was also awarded the Best Mazurka Prize, and the audience favourite prize voted by the Polish public on the Polish National Radio.
For her Singapore debut recital, Liu will perform a richly dramatic programme, opening with Mozart’s whirlwind, startlingly tense A minor Sonata, K. 310. This is followed by music of poetry and ebullience by two of the greatest Romantic composers from their days of youth: Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 and Brahms’ Sonata No. 3, through which Liu will demonstrate her enormous brilliance, superbly sensitive lyrical gifts, composure even at full power, and all-round respectful music-making.
Kate Liu is invited via a special collaboration between Altenburg Arts and OMM. In addition to this concert, she will be performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 with OMM on Saturday 16 October at the Esplanade Concert Hall.
“A grand talent… she is already a pianist worth leaving home to hear.” (Washington Post)
“Liu’s music making was… super sensitive, with power, richness, and a deliberateness that brought Emil Gilels to mind.” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)
We are grateful for the generous support from Extraordinary Studio for providing to the artist the use of their facility and their beautiful Steinway pianos for her practice. For bookings, please visit Extraordinary Studio.
MOZART – Piano Sonata in A minor, K. 310
CHOPIN – Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
BRAHMS - Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
(Programme subject to change at the artist's discretion)
KATE LIU, piano
“A grand talent.” (The Washington Post)
Pianist Kate Liu gained international acclaim after winning the Bronze Medal and Best Mazurka Prize at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. She was also awarded the audience favorite prize voted by the Polish public on the Polish National Radio.
As a soloist, Kate has performed in many important venues, such as the Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Severance Hall in Cleveland, La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Shanghai Concert Hall, Osaka Symphony Hall, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Hall, Phillip’s Collection, and others. She has collaborated with orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Polish Radio Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and Evanston Symphony Orchestra. Her debut album of works by Chopin was released on the Fryderyk Chopin Institute label in 2016.
Born in Singapore, Kate began playing the piano when she was four years old and moved to the United States when she was eight. Her private studies then were at the Music Institute of Chicago with Emilio del Rosario, Micah Yui and Alan Chow. Early on in her career, she won 1st Prizes at the Third Asia-Pacific International Chopin Competition and the New York International Piano Competition. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a Master’s and Artist Diploma degree from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Robert McDonald and Yoheved Kaplinsky.