Xiaoya Liu

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

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.

Achievements

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