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Adrian Liu - Piano

Adrian Liu - Piano

Adrian Liu


Dehesa Charter School

Adrian Liu, a sophomore at Dehesa Charter School, began playing piano at the age of five and currently studies with Mrs. Inessa Litvin. Adrian was the 2011 winner of the San Diego Symphony’s Young Artist Competition and debuted as a soloist with the San Diego Symphony in May, 2012. He has won numerous awards at the Music Teachers’ Association of California’s Concerto, Sonata, and VOCE (Voice, String and Chamber music) competitions, and at the Southern California Bach Festival.

Adrian has been invited to participate in master classes with pianists Menahem Pressler, Awadagin Pratt, James Giles, Steward Gordon and Wu Han. In 2013, Adrian was featured as the soloist at the Inaugural Concert for the La Jolla Athenaeum’s Young Prodigy Series. He most recently won the gold medal in his age division at the American Association for the Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) Passion of Music Festival, and performed at the winner’s recital in Carnegie Hall.

In addition to piano, Adrian also studies violin and chamber music with Mr. and Mrs. Tseitlin. His piano trio won 1st place at the VOCE Competition and in the High School Division at the statewide California Chamber Music Competition in 2013. This year, the trio won 1st place at the American Protégé’s International Piano and Strings Competition and will be featured in the winner’s concert at Carnegie Hall.

Musical Merit Foundation - Awards and Performances

2014 Grand PrizeWinner
$12,000 Grand Prize Winner
with a full scholarship to the
Aspen School of Music
Nine week summer session in
Aspen, Colorado