80. Meng-Chieh Liu 劉孟捷, Pianist/2014/11

Meng-Chieh Liu 劉孟捷, Pianist

劉孟捷 Music Section

A recipient of the 2002 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Meng-Chieh Liu first made headlines in 1993 as a 21-year-old student, when he substituted for André Watts at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with three hours’ notice. His acclaimed performance was followed by a number of widely praised appearances, including a recital at the Kennedy Center.

Mr. Liu has performed with orchestras under conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel and Alan Gilbert, among others. His concerts have been broadcast around the world, and Taiwanese National Television has aired a documentary on his life. A dedicated chamber musician, he has collaborated with musicians in North America, Europe, and Asia, in addition to working with artists in other disciplines, including Mikhail Baryshnikov and his White Oak Dance Project. He is the artistic director of Chicago Chamber Musicians, which he joined in 2009.

Mr. Liu received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Jorge Bolet, Eleanor Sokoloff, and Claude Frank. He received first prizes in the Stravinsky, Asia Pacific Piano, and Mieczyslaw Munz competitions.

Mr. Liu has been a member of the Curtis Institute of Music faculty since 1993 and also serves on the faculties of Roosevelt University and the New England Conservatory. (English information from Curtis Institute of Music)

鋼琴家劉孟捷,曾經在1985年轟動臺灣樂壇,贏得國際亞太鋼琴大賽,13歲就讀師大附中音樂班國中部時就被美國知名費城寇蒂斯音樂學院錄取。畢業前夕, 劉孟捷以柯蒂斯音樂學院學生之姿,代替鋼琴大師安德烈.瓦茲(André Watts)於費城音樂廳演出,這個完美的演出登上了費城當地的新聞頭條,也為他贏得許多高度的讚賞。