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Pianist to perform at Quick Center

Published 6:23 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will present a performance by pianist Kate Liu on Sunday, Jan. 27, in the center's Lawrence A. Wien Experimental Theatre. Photo: Contributed Photo
    Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will present a performance by pianist Kate Liu on Sunday, Jan. 27, in the center's Lawrence A. Wien Experimental Theatre. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will present a performance by pianist Kate Liu at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the center's Lawrence A. Wien Experimental Theatre, 1073 N. Benson Road.

The concert is part of the center's Young Artists Series and is presented in association with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, according to a news release. Admission is free and open to the public.

Liu was born in Singapore in 1994, began playing the piano when she was 4 years old and moved to the United States with her family when she was 8. She entered Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in the fall to begin her undergraduate studies with Robert McDonald.

She has won numerous awards, including the Illinois Junior Music Teachers National Association Competition in 2007 and 2008, and both the junior and senior divisions of the Chicago Steinway Competition in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

In 2008, she won second prize in the International Institute for Young Musicians Competition, and received honors in the regionals of the Junior MTNA Competition.

In 2010, she won first prize at the fifth New York International Piano Competition, a biennial event presented under the auspices of the foundation, which focuses on supporting talented young musicians. She also was a scholarship recipient and student of the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy program for gifted pre-college musicians.

She was featured on WTTW Chicago's "Tonight" show, and, following an audition with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was chosen to perform with pianist Lang Lang.

For more information, call 203-254-4010 or visit www.quickcenter.com.