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Taiwanese pianist Ming-Li Liu started piano playing at the age of four. After receiving her B.A. at Soochow University in Taiwan, she came to the United States to pursue her graduate studies. She has earned two Master’s degrees in solo piano and collaborative piano, and will study her DMA in piano performance under the guidance of Dr. Ran Dank at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
As a full-time accompanying graduate assistant at CCM, Ming-Li is very experienced at collaborative piano playing and has collaborated with some renowned musicians, such as principal flute of Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Demarre McGill, principal oboe of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dwight Parry, and assistant principal oboe of Boston Symphony Orchestra, Keisuke Wakao.
Ming-Li has received numerous awards of solo piano and collaborative piano in both Taiwan and the United States, including the special award in Wideman Piano Competition, the second prize in the United States International Duo Piano Competition, the third prize in MTNA-Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition, the third prize of solo piano playing and the first prize of concerto performance in Rong-Hsin Music Competition, the second prize of solo piano and the first prize of piano quintet in Taiwan Music Competition. She was also the winner of Soochow University Concerto Competition and performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with Soochow University Orchestra.