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“The best of the billion!”-- Beijing Tonight names violinist Yang Liu, who combines outstanding technical command and sublime musicality in performances that have earned him numerous accolades in Asia, the United States and Europe.  He is a former first prize winner of China’s National Violin Competition and a prize winner of the Twelfth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Born in Tsingtao, China, Yang Liu made his concert debut at age 10 performing Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen with the NHK Orchestra in Tokyo, and also performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in a nationally televised live concert with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing, which drew attention of the renowned violin pedagogue Yao-Ji Lin.  He began to study with Lin at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and soon afterward, began to concertize as a soloist internationally. His concert tours have led him to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Greece, China, Egypt and America.  In pursuit of further musical development, Yang moved to the US in 1998, and continued his studies with Dorothy DeLay and Kurt Sassmannshaus at College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.

In 2002, Yang Liu made his North American debut with the Atlanta Symphony orchestra, earning three nights of standing ovations for his performance of Paganini’s First Violin Concerto.  This success is followed by performances with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano; the Hagen Symphony Orchestra, Germany; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra; Oregon East Symphony; TsingTao Symphony Orchestra and Jinan Symphony Orchestra, China.  Repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque period to the most contemporary of works.

Yang Liu has been a frequent soloist at the Aspen Music Festival with conductor and with the Cincinnati-based Starling Chamber Orchestra, with which he toured China twice.  He also was a featured performer in Starling’s Emmy Award-winning educational video, Classical Quest.  His debut recording, “Song of Nostalgia,” was released to critical acclaim.  The disc represents his broad interest in music, including some of the most difficult repertoire written for the violin and traditional Chinese music.  This recording, along with many of his live performances are frequently heard on National Public Radio.

Since making Chicago his home in 2004, Yang Liu has performed as soloist with Highland Park Strings and in recitals in live broadcast Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, has given interviews and live performances on WFMT and New Life Radio, as well as giving an opening concert at the America Film Festival.  Recent activities include recitals, masterclasses, and concert appearances at the Kenney Center, Ravinia, Roosevelt University, Northeastern Illinois University, Musicorda Music Festival in Massachusetts, International Music Festival in Brazil, BeiJing Great Wall International Music Festival, and with Wisconsin Chamber orchestra.

In addition to his busy performance schedule, Yang Liu joined the faculty members of College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in Chicago.  He is also one of the founders of the chamber group Momento Virtuosi.

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