35. Sophia Shuya Liu, piano

Sunday, December 11th, 2022 @ 7pm

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Sunday Evenings at Klavierhaus
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Recital of Works by Frédéric Chopin

Sophia Shuya Liu
, piano

Sunday, December 11th, 2022 @ 7pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019


Étude in C major, Op. 10 No. 1
Étude in G sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 6
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Andante Spianato e Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
Rondo à la Mazur in F major, Op. 5
Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Four Mazurkas, Op. 33
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35
Variations on “Là ci darem la mano”, Op. 2


Sophia Shuya Liu,
born in Shanghai in 2008, moved to Japan with her parents when she was 2 years old, and currently lives in Montreal, Canada. She has been studying piano with Professor Dang Thai Son since the age of nine.

Sophia began to study the piano when she was about to turn 4 years old and she began to participate in international competitions at the age of 5. She has won prizes in piano competitions including the Chinese Piano Compositions International Competition in Hangzhou, China, the Canada Music Competition, the Hartford International Chopin Competition, and Philadelphia International Piano Competition in the United States. In 2020, she was the youngest participant to be accepted for the Gina Bachauer International Junior Competition. In August 2022, she won the first prize in Category A of the 18th Ettlingen Piano Competition in Germany.

Ms. Liu has given many recitals and concerts around the world, including North and South Americas, Asia, and Europe, and has performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 and Saint-Saën Piano Concerto No. 2 with symphony orchestras multiple times. She has also participated in many high-level music festivals and masterclasses and received guidance from masters including Gary Graffman, Lydia Artymiw, and Meng-Chieh Liu. She has been featured extensively in reviews by media including NBC and ABC news.