XIAOYU LIU

…Xiaoyu Liu’s playing is perfect to an incredible extent, ”      -Arie Vardi, renowned piano pedagogue

Xiaoyu Liu was born in Paris and grew up in Montréal. He is standing out as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted pianists of his generation, heralded for interpretations that are “powerful, polished, and emanates from a disciplined mind” (The Telegram).

His playing has taken him around the world, and he has given recitals in Canada, China, the USA, Japan, France, Italy, Ukraine, Salvador, Poland, Israel, and Switzerland. As a soloist, he has performed with major orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, YOA Orchestra of the Americas, among others.

In 2014, he took part in a North-America tour with the China NCPA Orchestra, performing Ravel’s G major Concerto, and also appeared with them at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. (National Post) described his interpretation “a subtle range of French colour and feeling ”. In December 2018 – January 2019, he will be touring with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in China (Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Changsha, and Fuzhou).

Winner of the Prix d’Europe and the Grand Prize at the OSM Competition, Xiaoyu is also a prizewinner at the Sendai International Piano Competition, Grand Prix Animato in Paris, Interlaken Classics in Bern, and finalist prize at the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel-Aviv.

He has made numerous studio recordings with ICI Radio-Canada featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Satie, and his music has been broadcasted worldwide. “Melodic lines were well-defined, there was steely clarity to his articulation, a huge range of dynamic contrasts, and the lyrical episodes were lovingly shaped. Liu compelled you to listen.” (Classical Voice North America)

Currently, he is studying with renowned pianist Dang Thai Son and Richard Raymond in Montréal.

劉曉禹演奏的精湛和完美程度令人難以置信”     – 阿里•瓦迪 (著名以色列鋼琴家,教育家)

劉曉禹出生於法國巴黎,在加拿大蒙特利爾長大。 他是當代最具有音樂活力和技術天賦的青年鋼琴家之一,他的演奏被譽為是“充滿激情的,精致的和運用了嚴謹的思考完美地體現了作品的精髓”《電訊報》

他的演奏足跡便步世界各地,包括加拿大、中國、美國、日本、法國、義大利、烏克蘭、薩爾瓦多、波蘭、以色列和瑞士。他還曾與克里夫蘭交響樂團、以色列愛樂樂團、蒙特利爾交響樂團、仙台愛樂樂團、烏克蘭國家交響樂團、耶路撒冷室內樂團、利沃夫愛樂樂團、美洲YOA交響樂團等樂團合作演出。

2014年,他與中國國家大劇院管弦樂團一起參加北美巡演,演奏拉威爾G大調協奏曲,並在北京中國國家大劇院演出。 《國家郵報》描述說“他的彈奏透著一層微妙的法國色彩和情感”。

在贏得歐洲獎(Prix d’Europe)後,曉禹還在多個著名國際鋼琴大賽中獲獎,例如:仙台國際鋼琴比賽(日本)、Animato大獎賽(巴黎)、伯爾尼Interlaken Classics鋼琴比賽和亞瑟•魯賓斯坦國際鋼琴大師賽。

他與加拿大廣播電台錄製過巴赫、貝多芬、蕭邦、拉威爾和埃裏克•薩蒂等作品,並分別在法國 (Radio France),比利時(RTBF),瑞士(Radio Télévision Suisse)和加拿大(CBC)電台播放。“旋律清晰流暢,水晶般透亮的觸鍵,熱情奔放和婉轉細膩被巧奪天工地融合在一起,演奏者劉曉禹將深情款款,激情跳躍貫穿演奏始終。這就是他展現在所有聽眾面前的!”    ─《Classical Voice North America》

目前,劉曉禹師從著名鋼琴家鄧泰山和理查德•雷蒙,在蒙特利爾。

More details for the prize:
2012 年他十五歲時贏得了加拿大最重要的國家比賽—蒙特利爾交響樂團鋼琴比賽的大獎和美國托馬斯.庫博國際鋼琴比賽的銀獎。在贏得2015年歐洲獎(Prix d’Europe)的冠軍後,曉禹還在多個著名國際鋼琴大賽中獲獎,例如2016 年巴黎Animato大獎賽(第三名及觀眾獎)和仙台國際鋼琴比賽 (第四名及觀眾獎)。2017年瑞士伯爾尼Interlaken Classics鋼琴比賽(第二名)和亞瑟•魯賓斯坦國際鋼琴大師賽 (決賽獎)。