Press Reviews and Media

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Notable Reviews and Quotes

"... As realized, the work is more than 20 minutes of turbulent, stream-of-consciousness Ives, and the soloist, Lang-Ning Liu, rightly received a rousing ovation for her incisive, fearless and vividly colored account of the daunting piano part." (Details...)

- Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

"The soloist, a highly gifted and promising pianist ... She brought down the house with an exceptional, poetic account of Chopin's Piano Concerto, the great E - Concerto, Op. 11 ... She brought to it a huge dynamic range and she characterized each of its three movements with an arresting sense of the movement's individuality, its specific gravity and its music. The entire work fell naturally into place in Liu's coherent reading."

- The WholeNote Magazine

"... The keyboard part, an Olympic challenge, was hurled forth with miraculous strength and confidence breadth by Lang-Ning Liu, whose delicate appearance, it quickly turned out, could not have been more misleading." (Details...)

- Shirley Fleming, Musical America

"... To watch Liu standing, not sitting, at the keyboard, pouncing on John Corigliano's Etude Fantasy, was mesmerizing..."

- Li Robbins, CBC Radio Two

"... [Liu] played with a most sumptuous tone matched by flawless technique to give one of the most beautiful account I have ever heard of the Scriabin Sonata [No.4]."

- El Comercio

"... [Liu] is not a muscle-bound virtuoso by any means--neither was Chopin, for that matter. All of Liu's interpretations this night were finely graded, carefully prepared, and sensitive to the music's every nuance, but they never sound stiff or studied ... It was a memorable Banff debut."

- Banff Centre Media

"... Liu links every note seamlessly to the next, like a string of beads, an effect reinforced by a pearly, limpid tone. Liu always refused to subordinate her lyrical gifts to mere technical facility, so even pieces other virtuosos turn into barn-burners, like Funerailes and Rhapsodie espagnole, are more measured here, with each note given its full value and the flashier aspects present but secondary to the total picture."

- Niagara Gazette

"A musician of great dignity, compelling playing ... In her Liszt, it was a performance of immense power and dignity. Deeply mourning and of real grandeur Bravura."

- Qian Shan Evening News

Recent Media Releases and Other Reviews

Barrie Examiner

Barrie Examiner's review of Ms. Liu's Tchaikovsky performance with Toronto Concert Orchestra: (Details...)

CD Release Preview with Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

CD Release preview of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Chamber Musician Today

Music Journalist Ilona Oltuski's commentary in Chamber Musician Today, on piano duo featuring pianists Lang Ning Liu and Michael Berkovsky: (Details...)

Toronto Concert Orchestra

Best moments from the 2011 Canadian Tour with the Toronto Concert Orchestra.

Fairchild TV

Fairchild TV interview of Ms. Liu as the CCC local competition festival artistic director.

Fairchild TalentVision TV

Glenn Gould Studio concert press interview and coverage by Fairchild's TalentVision TV.

Bravo! TV

CTV's Bravo! TV interview and press coverage of The Classical 96.3 FM media appearance.

The New Classical 96.3 FM

Media launch for the CCC Toronto International Piano Competition with a special performance by its artistic director, Ms. Liu, at the Concert Lobby of The New Classical 96.3 FM.

Ming Pao Daily News

Press release by Ming Pao Daily News of the opening gala concert featuring Ms. Liu, the artistic director of the CCC Toronto International Piano Competition: (Details...)

The WholeNote Magazine

Press interview by The WholeNote Magazine on her thoughts as artistic director of the CCC International Piano Competition: (Details...)

CCC Toronto International Piano Competition

Artistic director Ms. Liu comments on the challenges of today's musicians, as well as the goal of the CCC International Piano Competition during its official launch: (English)(Chinese)

Canadian Chinese Broadcast

Ms. Liu sat with radio talk show host Lai Chen on Canadian Chinese Broadcast for a live radio interview, sharing her thoughts on her 2010 New Year Gala concert performing Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. Interview is in Chinese.

Chinese Canadian Times

Review by Chinese Canadian Times of Ms. Liu's 2009 Chinese Culture Centre Valentines Concert (Chinese): (Details...)

51.ca

51.ca's press coverage and review of Ms. Liu's 2009 Chinese Culture Centre Valentines Concert (Chinese): (Press coverage) (Review)

TORCN

TORCN's press coverage of Ms. Liu's 2009 Chinese Culture Centre Valentines Concert (Chinese): (Details...)

Huaworld TV media coverage and interview

Huaworld TV media coverage and interview with Ms. Liu on her concert with the Liao Ning Philharmonic Orchestra in Anshan, one of the stops during her China concert tour.