Earl V. Moore Award - Music
Pianist Xiaoya Liu has captured the imagination of worldwide audiences through her profound interpretations and charismatic performances as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across Asia, Europe, and the United States with orchestras such as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the Round Rock Symphony, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the GSIM Festival Orchestra in venues including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Successes in international competitions include First Prize and Special Prize in the Sicily International Piano Competition, Silver Medal in the 69th Wideman International Piano Competition, First Prize (John F. Kennedy Center Debut Prize) and Concerto Prize in the GSIM Music Competition in USA, Winner of both PianoTexas Concerto Competition and the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, Second Prize in the New York International Artists Piano Competition, and the Laureate in the Paris Music Competition.
Xiaoya completed her DMA in Piano Performance at the University of Michigan, studying with Christopher Harding with a concurrent second MMus in Piano Chamber Music. In 2021, she was awarded the Earl V. Moore Award, one of the highest honors given for outstanding achievement by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Earl V. Moore Award – University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
First Prize and Special Prize – Sicily International Piano Competition
Silver Medal – Wideman International Piano Competition
First Prize (John F. Kennedy Center Debut Prize) and Concerto Prize – GSIM Music Competition in USA
First Prize – Marquette Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
Winner – PianoTexas Concerto Competition
Winner – University of Michigan Concerto Competition
Second Prize – New York International Artists Piano Competition
First Prize – Michigan MTNA Piano Competition
First Prize and Patrick W. Price Special Prize – Texas International Piano Festival
Laureate – Paris Music Competition