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~

 

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.

(painting by Stephanie Lociks De Paula)

 
 
 

Selected Projects

during unprecedented times, 2020-2021

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

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.  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.

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.

 

Discography

Featured Albums

Piano Works of Charles Tomlinson Griffes

Centaur Records

Works of Gregory Mertl

Bridge Records

Eloquentia: Charles Saenz, trumpet and Solungga Liu, piano

Beauport Classical

Meandering River for solo piano

~Music of Robert Morris~

Albany Records

Steve Reich: Tehillim / The Desert Music

~with Ossia/Alarm Will Sound~

Cantaloupe Records

Steve Reich: Music for a Large Ensemble

~with Ossia/Alarm Will Sound~

Nonesuch Records

Elements: Susan Nelson, bassoon
and Friends

MSR Classics

 

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