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. 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 is currently
pursuing graduate studies at The Juilliard School with Robert
McDonald and Yoheved Kaplinsky. Her previous private studies
were at the Music Institute of Chicago with Alan Chow, Micah Yui
and Emilio del Rosario.