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15 - 23 October 2023

Kate Liu (USA)

 22 October 2022 (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. NOWY SĄCZ – Bazylika pw. św. Małgorzaty, Plac Kolegiacki 1 Programme: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms more
 24 October 2022 (Monday) at 7 p.m. Aula Akademii Muzycznej im. K. Pendereckiego „Florianka” Programme: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms more
29 October 2022 (Saturday) at 6 p.m. Tarnowskie Góry, Pałac w Rybnej Programme: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms more

Pianist Kate Liu gained international acclaim after winning the Bronze Medal and Best Mazurka Prize at the 17 th 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 1 st 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 degree at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald and Yoheved Kaplinsky. She is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma. Her previous private studies were at the Music Institute of Chicago with Alan Chow, Micah Yui and Emilio del  Rosario.