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Yue Liu

Vivace Artist

Le Liu, daughter of prominent piano pedagogues, began her piano studies at the age of 4 with Jian Yu, continuing from the age of 9 to to the age of 17 at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under Siyi Wu and Shuang Xiao. In 2002 she entered the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt, Austria to study with Ralf Heiber. 2006 she was accepted by the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where she studied with Roland Keller. In 2012 she received her master’s degree with distinction. In 2014 she successfully received her doctoral degree.


Le won numerous prizes at international piano competitions including the first prize and a special prize at the Olivier Messiaen International Piano Competition in Paris;  the best interpretation prize of the Sonate pour piano by Henri Dutilleux and the Sonate de guerre by Olivier Greif at the Orléans International Piano Competition in France; the Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain; the Val Tidone International Piano Competition in Italy; the Josef Dichler Piano Competition and the Gradus ad Parnassum Competition in Vienna. She was also awarded the Bösendorfer Scholarship in Austria, the Thyll-Dürr Scholarship in Switzerland and the Tokyo Fundation Scholarship in Japan.


Le gave recitals and solo performances at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Opéra Bastille, Cité de la musique, Chateau du Rivau, Palais Auersperg, Palais Tedesco, Vienna Radio Concert Hall, Musikverein, Schönbrunn Palace, Volkstheater, Off Theater, Klangspuren Festival, la Meiji Festival, Grafenegg Festival and many other places. She performed with orchestras under the baton of Pierre Boulez, Jean-Bernard Matter, Peter Burwik, Leo Wittner, Peng Jiapeng, Juanzi Yi.


Between 2005-2012 Le took master classes and private lessons with Guillermo González who is a third generation disciple of Maurice Ravel, and with Pierre-Laurent Aimard to get deeply acquainted with Spanish and French music.  Paul Badura-Skoda who studied Frank Martin’s piano works in close cooperation with the composer while he was still alive, and such is intimately familiar with the composer’s ideas, provides her with an authentic link to the original intentions of Frank Martin’s music. A tradition, she intends to carry forward to future generations of pianists.


Le currently teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna as well as the pianist in the Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert under the Conductor Peter Burwik in Vienna. She was also appointed as the first pianist in residence by Henri Dutilleux Association in France where she gave master classes and concerts.

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