Yingnan Liu

Yingnan Liu joined the piano faculty at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in 2012, immediately after earning his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He studied for his Bachelor of Music degree at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, U.S.A. Prof. Liu started his music career as one of the top students in the Middle School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, presenting his debut solo recital at age 17. He twice won awards for academic excellence during his studies at the Central Conservatory of Music and was also awarded full scholarships at the Eastman School of Music because of his outstanding performances in auditions and juries. In 2008, he was the only pianist at Eastman chosen to represent the school at the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy in Japan. His performances at the Manhattan School of Music led to his receiving the Lilian Fuchs Chamber Music Award; he also received the Dora Zaslavsky Koch Concerto Competition Award, resulting in performances of Mozart piano concerti with conductor Philippe Entremont. Mr. Liu 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. As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Liu has presented recitals in New York, California, and Florida, as well as in Japan and many major cities of China. He has appeared as soloist with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, the Haerbin Symphony Orchestra, and many others. In the Fourth Hailun Cup National Music Teacher's Associate Piano Competition (2013) he was awarded the second prize in the piano solo competition and the third prize in the duo piano division. Not to be outdone, in the Fifth Hailun Cup NMTA Piano Competition (2015), he won the first prize in both solo-piano and piano-duet groups. In 2017, Mr. Liu won first prize in the two-piano group of the Golden Bell Awards China National Piano Competition. In 2017, Prof. Liu was a faculty artist for the 2017 East/West International Piano Festival in Hangzhou, China. He presents recitals, master classes, and lectures in major music institutions throughout China; he also frequently partners with friends to give duo-piano concerts.