Meng-Chieh Liu

Faculty Recital | October 16, 2022 3:00 p.m.

Curtis Institute of Music faculty comprises world-renowned musicians with years of professional performance experience on international stages. See these acclaimed musicians and educators in intimate settings which display the depth of their knowledge and abilities. Admission requires advance registration and is complimentary.

Please note: Performance programs are subject to last-minute changes and cancellations.

WAGNER "Liebestod," from Tristan und Isolde, transcr. Franz Liszt
SCHUMANN "Einfach," from Drei Romanzen, Op. 28
MESSIAEN "Le Baiser de l'Enfant-Jesus," from Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jesus
LISZT Venezia e Napoli
JANÁČEK Sonata "1.X1905"
LISZT "Funérailles," from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
MESSIAEN "Regard de l'Eglise d’amour," from Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jesus
  • October 16, 2022
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall


  • 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 recital at the Kennedy Center, among other highly praised appearances.

    He has appeared 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 Shmuel Ashkenasi, James Buswell, Bernard Greenhouse, David Soyer, Wendy Warner, and the Borromeo and St. Lawrence string quartets. He was artistic director of Chicago Chamber Musicians from 2011 to 2014; and has also collaborated with artists in other disciplines, including Mikhail Baryshnikov and his White Oak Dance Project.

    Mr. Liu received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Jorge Bolet, Eleanor Sokoloff, and Claude Frank. He won 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 faculty of the New England Conservatory.

Special Thanks

The Edith L. and Robert Prostkoff Memorial Concert Series. The Curtis Institute of Music receives funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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