Ziyu LiuSupported by Club 32 donors Brian Abel and Mark Manton

Background

China
Shandong
May 11, 1998

Prizes

First Prize: Viotti International Music Competition (Vercelli, Italy)
First Prize and Best Beethoven Concerto: Città di Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition (Como, Italy)
First Prize: Singapore International Piano Competition (Singapore)

Ziyu Liu began his musical education under Professor Ling Yuan at the Central Conservatory of Music, Middle School, in Beijing. In 2015, he became a student at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Me-dien Hannover, studying piano under Ewa Kupiec and Arie Vardi.

 

Ziyu has performed in such major concert halls as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Weimarhalle, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Shanghai Concert Hall and the Shandong Grand Theatre. He has performed concertos with the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, the Jenaer Philharmonie in Germany, and the Orchestra Filarmonica Mihail Jora din Bacău in Romania. He has taken part in the Mozart International Music Festival in Salzburg, the Weimar Music Festival and the Coburg Music Festival in Germany.

Gallery

2021 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round
Webcast: Online Concert
Saturday 3 July 2021, 2.00pm

2021 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F major Op.38 

I. Préambule

II. Pierrot

III. Arlequin

IV. Valse noble

V. Eusebius

VI. Florestan

VII. Coquette

VIII. Réplique (Sphinxes)

IX. Papillons

X. A.S.C.H. – S.C.H.A.: Lettres Dansantes

XI. Chiarina

XII. Chopin

XIII. Estrella

XIV. Reconnaissance

XV. Pantalon et Colombine

XVI. Valse allemande

XVII. Paganini

XVIII. Aveu

XIX. Promenade

XX. Pause

XXI. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins

Encore:
Carl Vine: Toccatissimo

Semi Final Round

II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

VII. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune

No.3 Clair de Lune  

I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante espressivo
III. Scherzo. Allegro energico – Trio
IV. Intermezzo. Andante molto
V. Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato

Peixun Chen: Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake

Final Round

I. Andante con moto, cantabile e con piacevole

II. Allegro

III. Andante, Cantabile ed espressivo

IV. Presto

V. Quasi allegretto

VI. Presto — Andante amabile e con moto

Maurice Ravel: La Valse

[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
I. The Gnome
[Promenade II]. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza
II. The Old Castle
[Promenade III]. Moderato non tanto, pesamente
III. Tuileries
IV. Cattle
[Promenade IV]. Tranquillo
V. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in their Shells
VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
[Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto
VII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)
VIII. Catacombs
IX. The Hut on Hens’ Legs
X. The Great Gate of Kiev

I. Allegro marcato
II. Presto misterioso
III. Adagio molto appassionato
IV. Ruvido ed ostinato

Encores:

IX. Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)

Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in F major Op.34 No.3