Date of Birth: September 2, 1996
School: Manhattan School of Music
Teacher: Solomon Mikowsky
Concerto: Liszt Concerto No. 2 in A major
Chinese pianist Sining Liu was born in the city of Nanning, in Guangxi Province, in
1997. She began her piano lessons with Ke Lin in her native city, continuing her studies
with Huili Li at the Central Conservatory of Music Piano Academy in Gulangyu.
At that time, she performed the Mendelssohn Concerto No.1 as soloist with the Kharkov
Youth Orchestra, also participating in a recital in Kiev, both in Ukraine, as 3rd
prize winner of the Vladimir Krainev International Competition for Young Pianists.
She also participated in an exchange program with Taiwan, performing the Mozart Concerto
No.23 with two Taiwanese youth orchestras, to great acclaim. In 2013 she decided to
continue her studies abroad, entering the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division
as a student of Solomon Mikowsky. Her first public performance then was at Weill Recital
Hall at Carnegie Hall, with a rendition of Bartók's “Three Burlesques”. Soon afterwards,
she won the 3rd Prize in the New York International Music Competition.
In 2015 she entered the Manhattan School of Music College Division with a sizable
scholarship, in the class of Dr. Mikowsky. She participated in the Centennial celebration
of American composer George Perle at the Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium with
a performance of his “Six New Etudes for Piano”. She performed twice in the International
Piano Festivals directed by Dr. Mikowsky as result of his invitation. She shared a
recital and performed the Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 5 as soloist with the National
Orchestra of Cuba at the newly renovated José Martí landmark theater. She then performed
the same concerto and Nights in the Gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla with the Guangxi
Philharmonic Orchestra in China. She also performed Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 as
a soloist with the MSM Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of George Manahan.