Ya-Ting Liou, Taiwanese-born pianist, has presented concerts as soloist and chamber musician in New Zealand and abroad, with music critics citing her "secure and impressive technique" and her "ability for expressive and moving playing". Her performance highlights include appearances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the State of the Art at the State Department in Wash-ington D.C., St. Louis Artist Presentation Society, Yamaha Hall in New York, and venues in Italy, Canada, Argentina, and Taiwan.
Ya-Ting received her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from the Peabody Institute of Music at the Johns Hopkins University and D.M.A. degree in piano performance from the University of Mis-souri - Kansas City in the United States. During her studies, she has received awards including the Frances M. Wentz Turner Prize in Piano Performance, Baltimore Music Club Competition first prize, the Davis Elizabeth Memorial Competition first prize, the Helen Haupt Piano Scholarship from the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, and full scholarship for her doctoral studies. Her teachers include Marian Hahn, Ellen Mack, and Robert Weirich. She has participated in piano master clas-ses with Jerome Lowenthal, Leon Fleisher, Leslie Howard, Peter Serkin, Stephen Hough, and Peter Frankl.
Time: 7pm, please come between 6.30 and 6.50pm
Tickets: $40 (children under 15 years free) TIcket price includes finger food, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.
François Couperin (1668-1733) Le rossignol en amour
Gareth Farr (b. 1968) The Horizon from Owhiro Bay
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Variations and Fugue, Op.35 “Eroica”
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) Nocturne, Op. 16, No. 4
Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant
Franz Lisz (1811 - 1886) Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata