Solungga Liu

pianist​

Liu approached the scores with an authoritative but deferential air, performing

with rhythmic precision, expression and a finely calibrated sense of balance between all of the moving parts.

~Washington Classical Review~

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a​bout Solungga 

Solungga Liu has been acclaimed as a pianist of great breadth.  She is a champion of early twentieth-century American music and underrepresented works of the standard repertoire.  She is also known as an uncanny interpreter of new music.

Her November 2017 debut at the Library of Congress was praised for its “rhythmic precision, expression and a finely calibrated sense of balance between all of the moving parts.” There she performed a solo recital of works by Charles Griffes, Amy Beach and César Franck, a concert tailored to her strengths and uniquely composed of music from the Library’s manuscript collection.

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Selected Projects

during unprecedented times, 2020-2021

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The Hartke Project 

Sonatina-Fantasia

2020 Bowling Green State University New Music Festival

A series of recordings of solo piano works by composer Stephen Hartke. The first two, Sonatina-Fantasia from The Post-Modern Homages, set I (1987), and The Flames of the Sun make the Desert Flower Hysterical (2013), were released by the BGSU MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music

Photo: Soundcloud

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Premiere Recording

Les parfums de la nuit: Debussy through the Eyes of Charles Griffes

On Sunday, November 4, 2017, Solungga Liu premiered Griffes' 1915 transcription of an orchestral work by Debussy, Les parfums de la nuit, at the Library of Congress.  Watch its first official video on this website, and click here to read the blog/download the score for free.

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The Griffes Project

in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of his Death (1884-1920)

A collection of Youtube videos of Charles Griffes' representative works for solo piano, with musical scores and sound tracks from Solungga's CD album by Centaur Records.

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CD Album

Amy Beach: Piano Quintet and Solo Piano Works

Solungga is looking forward to releasing a CD album of music by Amy Beach, including the Piano Quintet in F-Sharp Minor and other representative solo works.

Soon
 

Discography

Featured Albums

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Piano Works of Charles Tomlinson Griffes

Centaur Records

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Works of Gregory Mertl

Bridge Records

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Eloquentia: Charles Saenz, trumpet and Solungga Liu, piano

Beauport Classical

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Meandering River for solo piano

~Music of Robert Morris~

Albany Records

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Steve Reich: Tehillim / The Desert Music

~with Ossia/Alarm Will Sound~

Cantaloupe Records

STEVE REICH & KRONOS QUARTET Triple Quar

Steve Reich: Music for a Large Ensemble

~with Ossia/Alarm Will Sound~

Nonesuch Records

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Elements: Susan Nelson, bassoon
and Friends

MSR Classics