Kate LIU 刘珒
Kate began playing piano at the age of four. At the age of six, she was admitted to the gifted music program of the Yamaha Music School in Singapore. When she was eight, she moved with her family to the Chicago area, United States. In Chicago, she studied piano with Alan Chow, Micah Yui and Emilio del Rosario in the Academy program for talented young pianists and string players at the Music Institute of Chicago. She graduated from New Trier High School in 2012, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music under the guidance of Robert McDonald. Kate has won prizes at many international piano competitions.
What books are currently on your bedside table?
I Really Should Be Practicing by Gary Graffman
On Music by Alfred Brendel
Inventing Western Civilization by Thomas C. Patterson
When do you feel most free?
When I have no deadlines or schoolwork!!
What was the last present you gave someone?
A stuffed toy pig
What was the last present you received?
A CD of my favorite pianist!!!!!
What’s your view on money?
It’s great to have more, but it doesn’t buy true happiness
What is an extraordinary place you have recently traveled to?
Japan! Definitely one of the best places I have ever been to, with so many wonderful people!
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I love stuffed toys.