Sunday, February 27, 2022 – 3:00 PM
Mairs Concert Hall, Macalester College
“Throughout, Liu’s music making was seriously serious, solemn even, and super sensitive, with power, richness, and deliberateness that brought Emil Gilels to mind.”
—The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Photo by Jiyang Chen
Due to Covid-related restrictions on audience size, this concert is now sold out. To put your name on a waiting list for tickets, leave a message at 612-822-0123.
HANDEL Suite No. 5 in E Major (“Harmonious Blacksmith”)
FRANCK Prelude, Chorale & Fugue
SCHUBERT Allegretto In C minor, D. 915
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 8, Op. 84
Pianist Kate Liu gained international acclaim after winning the Bronze Medal and Best Mazurka Prize at the XVII International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. She also received the Audience Favorite award voted on by the Polish public on Polish National Radio. As a soloist, she has performed in many important venues, such as the Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Severance Hall in Cleveland, La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Shanghai Concert Hall, Osaka Symphony Hall, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Hall, Phillip’s Collection, and others. She has collaborated with many orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Polish Radio Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Yomiuri Nippon (Japan), Daegu (South Korea), Hilton Head, and Evanston. Her debut album of works by Chopin was released on the Fryderyk Chopin Institute label in 2016. Born in Singapore, Kate began playing the piano when she was four years old and moved to the US when she was eight. Her private studies then were at the Music Institute of Chicago with Emilio del Rosario, Micah Yui, and Alan Chow. Early in her career, she won first prizes at the Third Asia-Pacific International Chopin Competition and the New York International Piano Competition. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and her Master’s and Artist Diploma from Juilliard, under the tutelage of Robert McDonald and Yoheved Kaplinsky.
“…blazing virtuosity with a rare subtlety of expressive magic that drew us into her world and held us spellbound for the better part of two hours.”
Notice Concerning COVID-19 Safety Protocols:Admittance to the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center and Mairs Concert Hall will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours. Masks will also be required by all attendees and staff. A ticket holder who cannot comply with these protocols may request a refund by calling or e-mailing the Chopin Society. Audience size will be limited to 60% capacity.
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