Portrayals

with Ya-Ting Liou

Sunday 07 July, 5pm

Ya-Ting Liou offers an eclectic piano programme, including Couperin’s exquisite Le rossignol en amour, Farr’s evocative Horizon from Owhiro Bay, Beethoven’s epic Eroica Variations, Paderewski’s otherworldly Nocturne, Volodos’s ingenious transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, and Liszt’s eloquent Dante Sonata.

Let these dreamy pieces transport you to another world.

Ya-Ting Liou

Taiwanese-born pianist Ya-Ting Liou has presented concerts as a 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.”

Click to read a review of one of her concerts.

Her performance highlights include appearances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. as well as venues in Italy, Canada, Argentina, and Taiwan.  In the USA she participated in the Music Academy of the West and the Kneisel Chamber Music Festival, and was invited to perform at the Liszt-Garrison Festival and the Music Penn Alps. She has also played at the Hsin-Ying Arts Festival in Taiwan. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Gordon Hunt and Diana Doherty. As an educator, she has given masterclasses at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música Carlos López Buchardo in Argentina and at the Tainan National University of Arts in Taiwan.

Ya-Ting received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Peabody Institute of Music and D.M.A. degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in the United States. Her teachers include Marian Hahn, Ellen Mack, and Robert Weirich. She has participated in piano master classes with Jerome Lowenthal, Leon Fleisher, Leslie Howard, Peter Serkin, Stephen Hough, and Peter Frankl.

Concert tickets: $25 adults; $20 Friends of Whittaker’s; $10 Students/Children
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