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.
(painting by Stephanie Lociks De Paula)
during unprecedented times, 2020-2021
The Hartke Project
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
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. This will be the official premiere recording of the transcription, a re-discovered treasure
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.
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.