|Date||Event||Composers, Works, Performers|
| Regent Hall, London
Lunchtime Piano Recital
|Regent Hall, London, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ, United Kingdom|
Friday 19-Jul-13 01:00pm
Lunchtime Piano Recital
Royal Academy of Music presents Ji Liu From a young age Ji has performed at major venues and festivals internationally, making his recital debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 13 and performing J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Gstaad Festival. Since then, he has been given concerts at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals across 5 continents such as 92nd Street Y in New York City, Birmingham Town Hall, Wigmore Hal, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, Hatfield House in UK, Newbury Spring Festival in UK, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Cortot in Paris, Salle Garnier in Monte-Carlo, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, International Stavanger Chamber music festival in Norway, Solo Piano Festival in Italy, Théâtre de Champ Fleuri in La Reunion, Concert Hall at Tcahikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Hong Kong Town Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Tongyeong Music Festival in South Korea and so on. As a concerto soloist Ji has performed the Ravel Concertos with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra in China and the French Republic Guard Orchestra in Canada. Rachmaninoff's Concerto No.2 with the Academy Concert Orchestra conducted by Tadaaki Otaka, Mozart's Concerto K.488 with the London String Ensemble. Beethoven Concertos with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and given performances of Chopin’s Concerto No.2 and Beethoven's Concerto No.3 in the UK. His CD recording of Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with Mr. James Watson and Academy Symphonic Brass Orchestra under Academy’s Label has received great acclaim. Ji has recently recorded a solo CD for Classic FM which will be released later this year. During his studies Ji has won numerous prizes and awards, most recently in the UK, winning 1st Prize in the 2010 Sheepdrove Birmingham. In the same year he received the Audience Prize of the Friends of the RAM Wigmore Hall award and was selected by the International Holland Music Session in the Netherlands for their New Master on Tour series. Other Awards include the Martin Musical Award from Philharmonia Orchestra, Yamaha Music Award Europe and the Hattori Foundation’s Debut Prize. Further afield Ji won 1st Prize in the 2003 Pinault International Piano Competition in New York, 1st Prize in the Ludmia Knezkova-Hussey International Piano Competition in Canada and 2nd Prize in the 2004 Jeunesses Musicales International Music Competition in Bucharest. Initially, Ji studied piano and conducting at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2005 and 2006 he took part in the Verbier Festival & Academy in Switzerland where he received the Tabor Piano Award and CUBS Prize from the UBS Bank. He went on to study with Dmitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. He is currently completing his Master Programme at the Royal Academy of Music focusing on Piano Performance and Composition with Christopher Elton and Ruth Byrchmore. He has recently been selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).