Matthew Liu Recital—Livestream Event

Matthew Liu has been studying piano for 9 years and is a student of Professor Jack Winerock at the University of Kansas. In earlier 2023, he won the regional round of MTNA senior piano competition. He will be competing in the national final in Reno, Nevada, March 24–26.

In 2022, he won the first prize in the concerto competitions by Kansas City Symphony, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Music Teachers Association Heritage Philharmonic. He won the Best Performance of a Solo Work at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, Columbia, SC, and the first prize in both the solo and single concerto movement divisions at the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, Fort Collins, CO. As one of six selected students, he participated in the 2022 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival and performed at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City.

In previous years, he won the best Chopin performance in MTNA junior piano, first prize at International Young Artist Piano Competition in D.C., first prize at Chopin International Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, first prize at Paderewski International Piano Competition, first prize at Conero International Piano Competition, and was a semi-finalist at the 2021 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. He has performed as a competition winner at venues such as Merkin Concert Hall in New York City and the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

In 2022, he performed twice with Kansas City Symphony under the baton of Michael Stern. In 2019, he performed with Midwestern Chamber as a concerto competition winner, and KC Star commended his performance as “dazzling, …, the music played expressively, … a joy to hear,” and “was phenomenal.”

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