SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Liszt Après une lecture de Dante, S.161 Dante Sonata
Schubert Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op.90, No.3
Liszt Transcendental Etude, S.139
No.8 in C Minor Wilde Jagd
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Stravinsky Three Movements from Pétrouchka
Bolcom Twelve New Etudes, Book III No.8 Rag Interval
Chinese born Yuntian Liu began his piano studies with Li Song and Zhu Lin at the age of 5. From 1999–2004 he studied at the Affiliated Middle School of Xinghai Conservatory of Music with Xie Xiaohe (Guangzhou, China). He advanced to the piano department of Xinghai Conservatory of Music where he studied with Galyna·Popova from 2005–2009. Currently Liu is a graduate student at the International Center of Music in Park University, Missouri, under the instruction of Stanislav Ioudenitch.
In 2004, Liu won first prize in Germany’s Third International Klavierwettbewerb Wiesbaden Piano Competition (Group D). He was awarded second prize in the Ukraine’s Seventh International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in 2007 (Senior Group).
In his own words…
“For the enthusiasm of true music, I will devote myself to every second on the stage and regard it as my last performance.”