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MUSICA VIVACE 2023 Piano Series - Opening Concert with Kate Liu

MUSICA VIVACE 2023 Piano Series - Opening Concert with Kate LiuMUSICA VIVACE is now back for another season with new young artists!

Season 2023 theme is "Young Wanderer," and we invite you to hear fascinating music stories from the world's finest young pianists who won prestigious piano competitions such as Chopin International Piano Competition, Beethoven International Piano Competition, and Busoni International Piano Competition.

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 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. Orchestras she has collaborated with include 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 was a prize-winner of several competitions including 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.


*Frederic Chopin

Nocturne Op.27 No.1 in C-sharp minor

Waltz Op.70 No.3 in D-flat major

Waltz Op.64 No.3 in A-flat major

Mazurka Op.59 No. 3 in F-sharp minor

Mazurka Op.68 No.4 in F minor

Nocturne Op.27 No.2 in D-flat major

*Sergei Prokofiev

Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat major, Op.84

Presenter / Producer: Musica Vivace

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Music > Classical

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Saint James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
743 Prospect Street
La Jolla CA 92037

San Diego

Performance Dates: 3/18/2023
Saturday, 03/18/2023

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5:00 to 6:00 PM

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