Yang Liu (China/USA)

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Yang teaches in:
  • English
  • Chinese

Violinist Yang Liu is enjoying his life in music making on stage across the continents. Besides his tours in North America, South America and Asia with world leading orchestras, Mr. Liu also traveled with his wife Olivia Tsai in a 24 concerts tour across the United States in the most recent 2014 season, sharing their love, joy and faith through music.

Yang Liu is the winner of China 5th National Violin Competition and a prize winner of the Twelfth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Yang Liu made his North American debut in 2002 with the Atlanta Symphony orchestra performing Paganini First Violin Concerto. This success was followed by touring engagements such as with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra; the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Denmark, São Paulo Symphony, Brazil.

Yang Liu was honored to be chosen to be filmed for a documentary called “String of heart--Yang Liu” which features Yangs artistic life. This production was aired on CCTV (China Central Television) throughout China, together with his autobiographical book "performing in love" which is published in the spring of 2014. Yang also was a featured performer in Starlings Emmy Award-winning educational video, Classical Quest. His debut recording, “Song of Nostalgia,” was released to critical acclaim. This recording, along with many of his live performances, is frequently heard on National Public Radio.

Mr. Liu resides in Chicago with his wife Olivia Tsai and two happy boys, he frequently performen and teach in the Great Wall music academy led by his former teacher/mentor Kurt Sassmannshaus, Aspen music festival, the Ravinia festival, the Chicago classical music radio WFMT, SESC international music festival of Brazil and giving master classes in major universities and music conservatories.

Yang Liu studied with Lin, Yaoji in Beijing, China, then moved to US in 1998 to study with Kurt Sassmannshaus and Dorothy Delay. Mr. Liu plays a Guarneri made in 1741 on a generous loan from Stradivary Society and the Bein & Fushi Rare violins.

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