A Silver Touch - Part One



Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Meng-Chieh Liu (’93), piano 
Yue Chu (’13), piano


Andante and Variations, Op. 46

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano
Aimi Kobayashi, piano
Alexander Lane, horn 
Joshua Halpern, cello
Branson Yeast (’11), cello


“Jupiter” from The Planets, arr. Gustav Holst

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano 
Yijia Wang (’17), piano


Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BMV 1065

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano 
Jiayi Sun (’12), piano  
Chelsea Wang (’17), piano
Chenyang Xu (’08), piano
Curtis Chamber Ensemble


The Rite Of Spring, arr. Andre de Groote

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano 
Tianxu An, piano 
George Fu (’16), piano 
Zitong Wang, piano
Don Liuzzi, percussion 
Yifei Fu (’13), percussion


In the 25 years since his graduation, pianist Meng-Chieh Liu has earned a place among the most respected musicians of his generation. Throughout that time he has continuously been a vital presence at Curtis as a performer, teacher, and mentor. In the first of three diverse programs showcasing Liu's talent and pedagogy, he is joined by students, alumni, and faculty in music for multiple pianos, including a rarely heard version of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring for four pianos and percussion instruments.


You May Also Enjoy

  • Meng-Chieh Liu and principal players from the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Hindemith’s complete brass sonatas in A Silver Touch - Part Two on February 25
  • Meng-Chieh Liu performing with Curtis’s newest string quartet in residence in A Silver Touch - Part Three on March 31


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