Yang Liu

Yang Liu’s playing has been praised as “a scorching performance! ” by The New York Times and “…from China, with dazzling talent!” by Washington Post. Yang Liu is the first prize winner of the International Artist Award Competition, China’s National Violin Competition, and a prize winner of the Twelfth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He has performed as a soloist with world-leading orchestras including the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Danish Royal Odense Philharmonic to name a few. His award winning album “Song of Nostalgia” showcases his virtuosity and musicality. His repertoire ranges from baroque to the most contemporary works, and from western classical to eastern traditional. An avid advocate of cultural exchange via classical music, he is a founder of Yang and Olivia Foundation and Momento Virtuosi, a chamber ensemble of diverse ethnicity and instrumentation.

Born in QingDao, China, Yang studied in Central Conservatory with Professor Yaoji Lin in Beijing China and College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati with professor Kurt Sassmannshaus and Dorothy Delay. Under the extraordinary ability immigration program, Mr. Liu became an American citizen in 2014.