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Müzewest Presents Alan Liu

  • Showcase Pianos 1128 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V6H 1G5 Canada (map)
Just Wow
— CBC in naming Alan to the 2016 list of 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30

Born in Xi’An, China in December of 2001, Alan began studying piano and guitar at the age of five. When he was seven he won his first national-class prize for guitar in Beijing and has since amassed an impressive list of top prizes in music competitions around the world.

He began his guitar studies with Ping Jin & Xia Yang and has performed in numerous master classes. Alan currently studies with Michael Partington of the University of Washington and Daniel Bolshoy of the Vancouver Symphony School of Music. He was the first prizewinner of the Canadian National Music Competition (2016), the GFA International Youth Competition Junior Division (2014), Guitare Montreal International Youth Competition (2014) and the Northwest Guitar Festival Adult Competition (2015). He was also a finalist and prizewinner at the Michele Pittaluga International Youth Guitar Competition in Alessandria, Italy (2014), the Parkening International Young Guitarist Competition (2015) and the GFA International Youth Competition, Senior Division (2016), as well as many other local and regional events.

Alan has performed in Canada, the US and China, including a concerto with the Vancouver Symphony in 2015 and as a featured artist in the 2015 Montreal International Guitar Festival. He will be attending the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music as the only guitar freshman in September.


Gran Solo (Fernando Sor, 1778 - 1839) composed 1822

Sonatas K208 and K209 (Domenico Scarlatti, 1685 - 1757)

Sonata (Leo Brouwer, 1939 - ) composed 1990

1) Fandangos y Boleros
2) Sarabanda de Scriabin
3) La Toccata de Pasquini

La Catedral (Agustín Barrios Mangoré, 1885 - 1944) composed 1921

Un Sueno en la Floresta (Agustín Barrios Mangoré, 1885 - 1944) composed 1918

Earlier Event: August 11
Vancouver International Guitar Festival
Later Event: August 26
VCGS Picnic at UBC School of Music