Xiaoya Liu

Doctor of Musical Arts
Performance; Piano
Master of Music
Chamber Music; Piano

Earl V. Moore Award - Music

Pianist Xiaoya Liu has appeared as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician extensively in Asia, Europe, and across 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 Kennedy Center.

An award-winning pianist, Xiaoya received both 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; First Prize in the Marquette Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition; Winner of both PianoTexas Concerto Competition and the University of Michigan Concerto Competition; Second Prize in the New York International Artists Piano Competition; First Prize in the Michigan MTNA Piano Competition; First Prize and Patrick W. Price Special Prize in the Texas International Piano Festival; as well as the Laureate in the Paris Music Competition, among others.

Xiaoya is currently completing a DMA in piano performance at the University of Michigan on full scholarship, studying with Christopher Harding with a concurrent second master’s degree in piano chamber music.