Yingnan Liu joined the piano department as faculty member at Shenyang Conservatory of Music in 2012, right after he earned his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He studied for his Bachelor of Music degree at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, U.S.A.
Mr. Liu started his music career as one of the top students in the Middle School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music and had his debut solo recital at age 17. He won the excellent academic awards twice during his studies at Central Conservatory of Music and was also award full scholarships at Eastman School of Music because of his outstanding performances in his auditions and juries. In 2008, he was the only pianist at Eastman chosen to represent the school to participate the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy in Japan. His studies at Manhattan School of Music has also sparked with Lilian Fuchs Chamber Music award and Dora Zaslavsky Koch Concerto competition awards which he performed Mozart Piano Concerti with Conductor Philippe Entremont.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Liu has performed concerts in New York, California, Florida, as well as Japan and many major cities in China. He is the second prize winner of piano solo competition and the third prize winner of the duo piano in the 4th Hailun Cup National Music Teacher's Associate Piano Competition in 2013 and a double first prize winner of both solo piano and piano duet group in the 5th Hailun Cup NMTA piano competition in 2015.
Mr. Liu had presented recitals, masterclasses and lecture in many music institutions in China. He and his duo partner, Ning Fu also performs duo-piano concerts regularly. He studied with many influential piano performers and teachers, including Yuqin Cui, Quming Zhang, Zhu Yafen, Li xin, Thomas Schumacher, Danwen Wei, Marc Silverman and Jeffrey Cohen.